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Adopt-A-School: Troubled Surrey teen now helping others in need

Adopt-A-School: Troubled Surrey teen now helping others in need

Maddie, as she’s known to Surrey’s Safe Schools Team which became acquainted with her four years ago, was a bit of a handful when she was 11. Even the authorities...

2018/2019

Land developer pitches in to help hungry students in Langley

Land developer pitches in to help hungry students in Langley

The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School campaign has received almost $1 million in requests this year from schools desperate to feed hungry students The story was hardly in the paper when Rick...

2018/2019

Douglas Park: Breakfast and Lunch

Douglas Park: Breakfast and Lunch

As many as 63 children and parents arrive at Langley’s Douglas Park Elementary looking to be fed every morning, coming in as early as 7 a.m. It’s still dark when...

2018/2019

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary: Homework Club Food Program

Sir Charles Tupper Secondary: Homework Club Food Program

When he sees how they eat — with that definable difference between healthy teenage appetite and stark hunger — it occurs to Steve Sorrenti that some of the kids in...

2018/2019

Britannia Secondary: Breakfast Program

Britannia Secondary: Breakfast Program

By the end of October, the breakfast program feeding hungry and impoverished high school students at Britannia Secondary was on life support and about to switched off. “We are out...

2018/2019

Holocaust survivor knows ‘what it’s like to be hungry’

Holocaust survivor knows ‘what it’s like to be hungry’

There is a poignancy about Jack Kowarsky’s presence among the children being served breakfast in the cramped lunchroom of Surrey’s Bridgeview elementary. In May 1945, when he was the same...

2018/2019

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Britannia Secondary: Breakfast Program

Britannia Secondary: Breakfast Program

Britannia Breakfast Program has been supplying breakfasts for approximately 25 students daily for a number of years. Without this program many students would be arriving to school without having breakfast....

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John Oliver: Upcycling

John Oliver: Upcycling

“J & 0 Upcycling”, a universally accessible free thrift shop operated by John Oliver Secondary School in south Vancouver, creates a resource for economically poor youth to obtain clothing and...

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Strathcona Community Centre: After School Snack Program

Strathcona Community Centre: After School Snack Program

Vancouver Sun readers, through their generous donations to Adopt-a-School, have provided ongoing support to Strathcona elementary and the Strathcona Community Centre Association — both located in Vancouver’s inner city —...

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