What’s happening to the Abbotsford Starfish Pack Location while schools are closed? Although we have been faced with food shortages, proximity limits and so many unknown factors, thanks to our generous community we have a plan to continue feeding hungry students and families.
Thanks to a new partnership with the Penticton Elks, the Rotary Starfish Pack Program in Penticton is now able to provide more backpacks to students in need!
For the second year in a row, Penticton’s Deckside Pool & Spa has made a huge splash in the community by donating $4,200 to the Penticton Starfish Pack Program.
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By Meghan Kellington & Rebecca Thuro
The Starfish Pack Program has been buzzing lately, preparing for the new school year’s deliveries to start. It’s crazy to think that less than 10 years ago, Starfish was delivering 6 backpacks to one school in Abbotsford, and now over 1400 children across the province of British Columbia (and Whatcom County, WA) are receiving Starfish backpacks each weekend thanks to hundreds of volunteers and donors.
Aldergrove Boston Pizza raises money for local Starfish Pack Program by selling heart shaped pizza’s for Valentine’s Day.
Vernon Starfish received a donation of almost $6000 from The Great West Equipment’s Christmas Silent Auction. Because of this, 11 children in Vernon will be fed for the year!
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To see a video about the Starfish Program in Vernon Click Here
After a successful launch, Penticton is looking to expand its reach to feed children over the weekend!
A local mom supports Langley Starfish Pack with yoga!
Chevron Canada gave Abbotsford’s Starfishpack a boost by matching donations.
Read more on the Abbotsford Food Bank’s Blog post!