St. Vincent Place ~ Lunches for Learning
LUNCHES FOR LEARNING
Did You Know… One in five children are at risk of going to school hungry. When kids are hungry at school, it can have very real, negative consequences: kids who are hungry at school are more likely to have lower grades, have to repeat years, and struggle with developmental impairments. Additionally, when students have a small (or no) lunch at school, they might be embarrassed and impacted socially.
That’s why the Lunches for Learning campaign was launched at St. Vincent Place.
Parents and guardians of school-age children (4 to 17) are eligible to receive a package of school-safe lunch foods, enough for one to two weeks’ worth of lunches (depending on the child’s age and appetite).
Each package will contain such school lunch products as: granola bars, crackers, juice boxes, fresh fruit and vegetables, sandwich bread, puddings, fruit cups, cheese strings/slices, and yogurt cups.
Lunches for Learning packages will be available on Fridays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please pre-arrange your pickup by calling Sarah at 705-253-2770 ext. 4 or emailing [email protected].
Must show ID.
Delivery can be available for those with transportation issues.
Deadline to sign up for a package each week will be Thursday by 11:00am. Any requests after this cannot be accommodated and will be added to the following week’s list.
Donations Welcomed 🙂
Each $20 donation to this program will allow us to provide a package with one to two weeks’ worth of school-safe lunch foods to students.
To Donate or learn more about the program visit https://www.vincentplacessm.ca/index.php/lunches-for-learning/
Volunteers Welcomed 🙂
If you can volunteer to help out with the Lunches for Learning program, we’re currently looking for volunteers to help out either 9:45am-12pm or 12-2:15pm on Fridays, every few weeks on a rotating schedule. If you can help out, or to find out more about what’s involved, get in touch today.