Starfish Packs, which provides two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and snacks for local vulnerable children to take home every weekend, is 100% community funded and staffed. With no paid staff and no government funding, the program relies entirely on local community support for both funding and volunteers.
Deirdre GoudriaanCoordinator of the Surrey/White Rock Food Action Coalition
"Starfish Pack plays an important role in contributing to the long-term health of children and families by enhancing nutrition and access to health food."
Denise DarrellExecutive Director of Sources
"I like that the food goes directly to families and children. I also appreciate that this program provides a community-driven solution to the fact that hunger is not just a 9-5 issue."
Maggie BaynhamSustainability Planner with the City of Surrey
"Starfishpack's a great opportunity to build connections with families in need, as Seeds of Change Surrey explores other ways to help neighborhoods become more food secure"
Lynn SpenceAssistant Governor Area E, Rotary District 5050
"Children and families in Surrey need the support that the Starfish Pack each weekend can provide: For children - a chance to be sufficiently nourished on weekends. When they return to school on Monday they can put their attention to learning, rather than to hungry "tummies" For families - less worry about supplying healthy food for their children"
Louise GibbsMember of Rotary Club of Surrey Guildford
"I first heard about the Starfish Pack project at a Rotary conference where a fellow Rotarian made his presentation. I know firsthand from my time as a police officer that poverty is a very big issue in the lower mainland but to see it through the eyes of a child was a real eye opener for me. The Starfish Pack project seems a perfect way to bring awareness to the issue and to help one child at a time. I am so excited to be involved in bringing this project to Surrey and to see it spending in BC and elsewhere."
Melissa MinaMember of Rotary Club of Surrey Guildford
"Too often do we get caught up in worldwide issues when we speak of poverty and hunger. We think of children starving in far-off, war-torn countries, not realizing that they are also starving just blocks from where we live. The Starfish Pack program in Surrey may be small for now, but it is tangible and sustainable - a real start to ending hunger, one home at a time."
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The Rotary Club of Surrey Foundation is our host charity. When you click the button, you will be redirected to their CanadaHelps donation page for Surrey Starfish Pack.
Cheque donations can also be mailed to:
Surrey Starfish Pack Program
c/o Rotary Club of Surrey Foundation
PO Box 181
Thank you for your generosity! Your donation makes a huge difference in our community!