Students at Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School held their Food ‘Truck’ Wars on Thursday. The grad students raised close to $4,000 to support the purchase of an RCMP Trauma Dog.

Successful battle of the food trucks

Quail egg delicacy the winner

A day after the food truck frenzy and the totals are in.

It has been a month of madness leading up to École Secondaire Notre Dame High School event, with students sent out to get groceries, planning and preparing dishes.

But it all came together on Thursday afternoon as the school’s main foyer filled with hungry students and members of the community who had come out to try some comfort food, and explore food outside of their comfort zone too.

“I just got some final totals and it looks like we’ve raised $4,500 through the food truck wars,” says Jeff Lerouge, Food Studies teacher at the school.

Lerouge has been involved with the Food Truck Wars for four years, the idea started as three day project in an effort to raise $500 for a local charity.

Over the years the grads of École Secondaire Notre Dame High School have raised roughly $30,000 for various community organizations such as the food bank and programs like suicide prevention.

This year students in teams were asked to come up with an idea, plan a menu, test their product, market and sell their product in a Food Truck fashion. They also learned to develop a basic production plan including pricing and covering costs.

The money raised will go to the Grade 12 Grad Service project. This year the grads hope to raise $40,000 for Red Deer Victim Services (RDVS) and their purchase of a therapy dog.

Currently RDVS does not have a therapy dog and currently borrows another therapy dog from another area when needed.

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