Amnesty International Club Organizes a Soup Kitchen at Rossland Secondary
Friday, October 17, was the International Day to Eradicate Poverty and to help in that effort, as well as to draw attention to the significant number of poor in Canada and the world, the Amnesty International club put on a soup kitchen.
Statistics and facts about poverty were posted around the school the two weeks previous, and then members spent an entire afternoon shopping (Ferraro’s provided a well-appreciated discount), chopping, dicing, and stirring to produce eight large pots of both vegetable and chicken noodle soup. The soup, along with homemade bread very generously donated by Barb Rose, head of the school’s nutrition committee was sold at the school on the Friday.
Amnesty raised approximately $300, and donated $250 to the Rossland Food Bank. The club, open to all RSS students, has focussed on a number of issues since its inception last spring, including access to potable water, violence against women, political prisoners, and (currently) ending child executions in Iran.