Starfishpack Abbotsford was recently praised by the School District 34’s Superintendent, Kevin Godden, as being the most notable endeavour in feeding children.
In the article, Kevin outlines the tragedy of the effects of hunger on developing brains.
“Hungry children are distressed children. Research in the field of neuroscience (and common sense) tells us that depriving the body of nutrients has a significant impact on brain development, and consequently one’s ability to learn. We should not be surprised that children who come to school chronically hungry demonstrate more inappropriate behaviours, are more inattentive, and are more likely to exhibit negative interactions with peers and their teachers. If you have ever been hungry for an extended period of time you will know what I am talking about.”
With the help of his community, Chase raised over $8,000 for the Abbotsford Starfish Pack Program! Watch the video to hear how giving up a 7th birthday can help feed over 15 hungry children over the weekend for a whole school year!
Other articles written about Chase’s journey include:
We are excited to see interest in our worthy cause is increasing! Here is a page from Rotary Canada’s national monthly publication, October 2015 edition. Monthly publications are sent to the homes of every Rotary member in Canada. Please take a look.