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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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Windebank Elementary: Native Games Program

Windebank Elementary: Native Games Program

Windebank Elementary School in Mission has applied for a $3,500 grant from The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Adopt-a-School program for an All Aboriginal Healing and Native Games Program. With a goal...

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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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Surrey Attendance Matters: Holocaust survivor knows ‘what it’s like to be hungry’ helping feed Surrey students

Surrey Attendance Matters: Holocaust survivor knows ‘what it’s like to be hungry’ helping feed Surrey students

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...

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