Mission Proudly Feeds
In 2016 our journey to Starfish Pack program began. Inspired by Bruce Beck and the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, the Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise saw Mission as a community that would benefit immensely with a Starfish Pack program.
Many families in our community try their best to provide food, clothing and shelter for their family. The struggle of balancing housing, insurance, medical coverage, health care, dental care, and a nutritious menu all on a minimum wage leaves many families still in need.
To that, an amazing team of donors and volunteers responded after the Starfish Pack was featured in the Mission City Record.
First, we formed a partnership with Mission Community Services in order to provide tax receipts for donors, then a partnership with Save-On Foods in Mission to provide the food at cost for the backpacks. Unitex was amazing by contributing to our program half of the cost of our initial order of wonderful blue backpacks with the cutest Starfish ever, embroidered on to them.
“The struggle of balancing housing, insurance, medical coverage, health care, dental care, and a nutritious menu all on a minimum wage, still leaves many families in need.“
From there blossomed our first backpack provider, Over The Top Catering, followed by Tyler Dental Artz, MM Industrial Wear, Veer Excavating, Taylor McPherson (realtor), I-Open, Cedarbrooke Chateau, all sponsoring full backpacks, and countless other donors and the list just keeps growing!
We praise Mission as our community, the Rotary Club of Mission and Mission Community Services for choosing the Starfish Pack program.
Thank you Mission!
Watch this site for stories from grateful families, children and school staff!
You Can Make A
THANK YOU for DONATING!
Donations can be made online by clicking the orange button.
You will be redirected to a Canada Helps Donation page, please select StarFish Pack in the drop down menu.
Donations can also be made in person at Mission Community Services Society front desk.
Visa, MasterCard and Debit are gratefully appreciated.
For more info please contact Mission Community Services:
Or fill out the Contact form below
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