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Edmonds Community School: Basic Needs
$8,200 raised
47% of $17.4k goal
12 contributors
132 Days running
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Edmonds serves a diverse community. Many of our community members are newcomers to Canada. Over 90 percent of our families qualify as low-income. While our community is rich in culture, resilient and generous, we do benefit from support for food security -especially for our children. Our approach to Food Security is as diverse as our school culture. We are even growing food here now. Adopt-A-School has been an essential part of our Food Security strategy.

This project will focus on three areas:

Breakfast Program: We will host the Breakfast Program on 154 days during the school year. We typically have 40 kids attend and will resume breakfast service in the new year, Spring Break & Summer Session. We estimate the cost of a basic breakfast to be $2 per child. Volunteers will offer the program, using pre-packaged foods and COVID Food Safe, to implement all of the food programs included in this application. Food programs will be facilitated in the Cafeteria, where proper equipment, sanitization and setting is available.

Spring Break Lunch Program: We typically host a 4 day program in partnership with SFU Faculty of Education. I estimate that enrollment will be limited to 120 students (we have had over 300 in the past). We estimate the cost of lunch to be $5 per child. Students will eat lunch in their classrooms.

Summer Session Lunch Program: This runs 14 days in July. In-class instruction is offered in the morning and Community Program are offered in the afternoon. The afternoon programs support Physical Literacy & Creativity. We would like to continue to offer lunch for Summer Session. We estimate enrollment to be limited to 120 kids and the cost to be $5 per child. Students will eat lunch in their classrooms.

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This project is one of many received by The Vancouver Sun Children's Fund for our 2020/21 Adopt-a-School campaign.

Since the day our first Adopt-a-School news story was published in the fall of 2011, generous Vancouver Sun readers have helped us raise more than $6 million to improve the lives of B.C.’s neediest school children.

The money you donate helps teachers and school staff who are dealing with children suffering from the effects of poverty and enables them to provide breakfast or lunch, food at weekends, other necessities (like warm clothing) and educational experiences. We are grateful for your support, and for the opportunity to make a difference.

(100 per cent of donated funds are used for grants.  Admin & expenses are either supported by the Vancouver Sun newspaper or paid out of interest on investments.)

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