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Adopt-A-School campaign raises record funds for B.C. kids

Adopt-A-School campaign raises record funds for B.C. kids

This year’s Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School campaign resulted in a record $923,774 being sent to 129 schools across the province…..more...

2018/2019

Number of hungry kids triples this year at Nanaimo secondary school

Number of hungry kids triples this year at Nanaimo secondary school

“The north end of Nanaimo used to be an affluent area but that’s changed a bit.  We see a lot of families moving in here from Vancouver and the mainland...

2018/2019

Eastside school needs funds to help feed kids

Eastside school needs funds to help feed kids

Sometimes it’s the parents who admit they aren’t keeping a safe distance from hunger. But mostly it’s the children who tell the tale, says Vanessa Mani, the Enhanced Services worker...

2018/2019

Kids at needy Duncan school “living in hopelessness”

Kids at needy Duncan school “living in hopelessness”

The problem with becoming a statistic — such as being one of the 20 per cent of children living in dire poverty in this province — is that you stop...

2018/2019

Downtown Eastside school breakfast program

Downtown Eastside school breakfast program

For those struggling to stay housed and feed themselves on marginal incomes or social assistance that’s how it’s done. Pride is an extravagance, resilience is more useful. To those who...

2018/2019

Sidoo family helps hungry students at Gladstone Secondary

Sidoo family helps hungry students at Gladstone Secondary

The school district estimates poverty makes 10 per cent of the school population vulnerable and the most obvious signs are students arriving at school hungry and in need of nourishment....

2018/2019

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Brechin Elementary: Food Program

Brechin Elementary: Food Program

Brechin Elementary School, situated in central Nanaimo in an area of economically challenged families, has asked The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-a-School program for $5,000 to support the school’s food program. With...

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Grandview Elementary: Cooking & Reading

Grandview Elementary: Cooking & Reading

Many students attending Grandview Elementary School in Vancouver come from single-parent low-income families. Some have come from unstable family situations, as well as foster care, and Grandview Elementary is working...

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Prince Charles Elementary: Emergency Fund

Prince Charles Elementary: Emergency Fund

Many students at Prince Charles Elementary face daily and complex challenges – lack of food, no transportation, no consistent home base, inability to cover extra costs like school supplies, extra-curricular...

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