NORQUAY — Local volunteers have gathered once again to support the breakfast program at Norquay School. Since the 4th of September, the volunteers, including parents and community members, have been diligently working to provide food for the students, ensuring a positive start to their day.
The program, which started last year in February, has grown steadily and is significantly impacting the students. One of the parents involved in the program, Reagan Foster, explained that they began it after recognizing the need and securing support from the school's administration.
“I talked to someone, we talked about it for a while, just saw the need. And then the SEC was on board with it. So I just said, ‘Let's just do this. Let's get it going in the school.’ So that's how we started in February last year.”
Throughout the year, the program has primarily focused on serving muffins, with occasional help from any community members who wished to help. The muffins, including raspberry and blueberry muffins among other types, have provided a variety of flavours for the students to enjoy.
Foster said, “We're hoping to get a head start on muffins that hopefully lasts for maybe three weeks. We don't have the time to bake weekly especially now with harvest on the farm.”
In addition to muffins, the volunteers also prepared oatmeal and peanut butter granola bars, a popular choice among the students. These snacks, prepared with care, aim to ensure that every child starts their school day with a wholesome breakfast.
The dedication of the volunteers is evident in the numbers. On any given day, the program sees the involvement of several individuals, including parents, community members, and even some contributions from local businesses. The volunteers work together to serve breakfast and then clean up the area, making the program a well-organized and community-driven effort.
While the exact number of volunteers can vary from day to day, the commitment of those involved remains persistent. Volunteers are proud to support the school's breakfast program, making it available to all students every morning.
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