Chemainus Rotary Club has donated $2,500 towards the lunch program in School District #79 for the 2018-2019 school year. This means that between the Starfish Pack Program and the lunch program, children in Cowichan Valley will never have to worry about going hungry again.
Here’s a Chemanius Valley Courier article highlighting the great work of Starfish Pack!
Starfish and Nourish Cowichan feeding hungry children
Cowichan has been identified as the area with the second highest child poverty rate in the province.
As we have often mentioned, we are very pleased to partner with Nourish Cowichan Society to assist needy students in Cowichan Valley School District 79. The School District is supporting Starfish Backpacks with donations from both teachers and trustees. Featured in the above picture is School Trustee Elizabeth Croft handing over her cheque to our Publicity guru, Kasi Johnson from 897 Juice FM. School Board Chairman Candace Spilsbury and School Trustee Rob Hutchins also donated to feed one child for a year. What marvelous support. Many thanks!
Nourish Cowichan and Starfish Cowichan both have the same goal: to help students reach their full potential by making sure they don’t go hungry.
Both groups are excited to announce that the Cowichan Valley Starfish Pack Program will now be operating through the Nourish Cowichan Society. These two non-profits have come together to strengthen and support each other in making sure that no child in the Cowichan Valley has to go without a meal.
Starfish Cowichan Valley is proud to announce their first delivery of Starfish Packs to local students.
We’re so thankful for the support by Juice FM! Check out the Cowichan Valley Starfish feature by clicking the read more button.