How it Works
$575 fills one starfish pack ALL YEAR.
100% of the donation goes towards purchasing food.
The starfish Program would not be possible without the helping hands of our community! Each Thursday volunteers pack two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and healthy snacks into each backpack with food for the weekend. The backpacks full of food are delivered every Friday to each participating school for the remainder of the school year.
“Nearly 400 elementary school children throughout Abbotsford’s public schools depends on either an in-school breakfast and/or lunch program as their sole source of nutrition.”
100% of the donations raised goes toward purchasing the food for the backpacks. Teachers have reported improvements in children’s reading skills, math skills, ability to focus and to do partner work. This new program could not be possible without the generosity of some key players! Check out the partners page to see how.
Why Starfish Packs Exist In the News
I am in need as a single mom with a disability.
How can i apply this program?
My son will go to middle school in Chilliwack.
Can i get some help?
Hi Sang Jin, I would be happy to help! Please send me an email at Meghan.Franklin@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com and we can talk further!
Im also wondeting how i can apply fir the program
Hi Tammy, please send me an email at Meghan.Franklin@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com, and I will do my best to get you connected with the program!
How do I sign my kids up? I’m new to aldergrove.
Hi Chantelle! Thanks for reaching out. I just sent you an email with some more information.
How do i go about signing my kids up in kamloops.?
Hi Desiree! Thanks for reaching out! Please send an email to Danalee at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is the contact for Kamloops and will be able to give you some more information.
Hi. I’d love to find out more about volunteering. I live in mission and am part of Hillcity church Mission campus. Please send me more information.
We are interested in participating in a similar program in our community, How do we go about creating this program
Hi Leola! Thank you for reaching out! I have sent you a follow-up email, and look forward to chatting with you. Kind regards, Meghan