2020 Park Ave Elementary School: Breakfast and Lunch Program

2020 Park Ave Elementary School: Breakfast and Lunch Program

Breakfast and Lunch Program  $3,000

We have many low-income vulnerable families that attend our school. Nanaimo has a low-income rate of 17% and the majority of these families reside in the south end of Nanaimo, which is where we are located. We have an alarming number of families who are needing this support, now more than ever. We have just begun this breakfast and lunch program and already we are supporting many of our vulnerable families. What we hope is to alleviate some of the financial burden that is on these families by having food available to their children here at the school. The students come into the multipurpose room and receive a warm breakfast while interacting with staff and other students. They leave and head back to their class with a bagged lunch. The funding would go directly to purchasing food. We would be buying bread, fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, jam, cereal, eggs, oatmeal, healthy lunch snacks, and bagels. We hope to be able to provide this support until June 2021 and reapply in September 2021. The hope for this program is that no child goes hungry while at school, and that students have access to a healthy breakfast and lunch.

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