Langley North Proudly Serves
2022/2023 School Year Update
With school back in full swing for the 2022/2023 year, Langley North Starfish Pack program is once again providing food packs for the weekends for students whose families are currently facing food insecurity. Our need for community sponsorship continues to grow as the cost of food for these packs has increased significantly.
For the previous two years during the Covid-19 pandemic the Langley School District Foundation found that the most efficient way to help students was to provide grocery gift cards to their families. This year our Langley North Starfish Program is back to providing food items. We are pleased to announce that we have enlisted the students of Walnut Grove Secondary School to pack the Starfish Packs. WGSS students are volunteering hours and working towards their graduation requirements by helping their community.
In 2017 the Langley Sunrise Rotary club recognized the need for students in the North Langley area to have nourishing food on weekends. Teachers noticed that children of families in need were less attentive and concentration levels were low on Mondays.
Students were able to participate in breakfast and lunch programs at their school but weekends left a void in their nutrition. The club decided we would join the many community organizations supporting Starfish Backpacks.
The food is delivered to a central school by Save-on-Foods. The packs are filled by volunteers (both students and parents) they are then delivered to schools on Friday for the students to take home to share with their families on the weekend. We have five different menus that are appropriate for children to prepare if there is not an adult at home.
We started by supporting three schools in Fort Langley and Walnut Grove with 12 backpacks and have grown to 20 packs at five schools in North Langley.
Children can’t learn when their tummies are empty that is why we’re supporting families in need. With your help, the future looks brighter for kids when they don’t have to worry about being hungry on the weekends.
North Langley Receives
Letter From a Parent
“I just wanted to take a moment to recognize the work that you put into providing these backpacks filled with food for families in need. I personally am very thankful to be a part of this program this year as there were some weeks that we truly needed the food.
It is so wonderful to have the support of our community during our times of need and I thank you for doing what you can to make it happen.”
It is so wonderful to have the support of our community
Would you like to make a donation?
Approximately $600 feeds a child every weekend of the school year.
Please drop off donations to:
C/o Grant Sauer Notary
#5B 8880 202 Street
Langley BC V1M 4E7
For more information please contact:
May Barnard, Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise
“Taste of Fort Langley” Fundraiser Event in 2019
On April 28, 2021, Thank you for Caring Society donated $6,500 to North Langley Starfish. We are grateful for their support!