September 29, 2016

St. Mary’s school was one of the first schools to benefit from the Community Lunch Box Program many years ago. It started off with lunch then apples recently adding a breakfast program that is inclusive of St. Mary’s entire student body. “It’s hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a program,” says Ashley Floyd, St Mary’s principal. She adds that “It has an amazing impact on the students in our school; we are able to provide it five days a week.”  

The breakfast program offers a diverse range of foods including cereals, raisin bread toast, muffins, and fruit. For lunch the menu is equally va...

September 22, 2016

School is back in session again this year with August 31st being the first day for many students in Whitecourt.  The Community Lunch Box Program was on the ball, with fridges fully stocked and ready to serve the students.  It’s anticipated that over 45,000 apples, 30,000 breakfasts and 13,000 lunches will be consumed throughout this school year.  A typical lunch consists of fresh carrots, crackers, yogurt, cheese, fruit and a dessert such as a granola bar.  

Today I witnessed firsthand the difference that the CLB contributes to our community.  I saw a little girl today who had no...

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