CHURCHBRIDGE - Legacy Co-op has announced that more than $1,149 was donated to the Churchbridge Public School Snack Program.
In conjunction with the Churchbridge Business Association’s June Daze, Legacy Co-op Churchbridge hosted a Parking Lot BBQ June 9. More than 300 people joined in the celebration.
To keep children busy Kerr’s Bouncers provided a bouncy house and castles, while participants indulged in ‘smokies’ on a bun, beverages, dessert and good company, with the proceeds going to the Churchbridge Public School Snack Program.
“We are pleased to partner with the Churchbridge Public School Snack Program to assist in meeting students nutritional needs,” said Legacy Co-op Marketing Manager, Jessie Huber in a release. “This new partnership aligns well with Legacy Co-op’s Community Support Initiatives in food security and compliments our existing partners SIGN in Kamsack and Soup Haven in Yorkton.”
Legacy Co-op recognizes the importance of providing healthy and accessible options within the classroom as students spend the majority of their days at school.
Our local schools provide the perfect opportunity to facilitate food education and encourage healthy alternatives, noted the release.
Cindy Basken with the Churchbridge Public School Snack Program noted the impact of the donation.
“We appreciate the opportunity to provide healthy options for students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12,” she said. “The donation from Legacy Coop Churchbridge will purchase healthy snacks such as apples, cheese strings, and granola with yogourt when school returns in September.”
The Churchbridge Public School Snack Program was previously teacher initiated but will be transitioning to involve the Student Representative Council (SRC). The SRC will assist in selecting healthy snack foods, preparation of the snacks and encouraging other students to become involved.
The Snack Program is a vital component to educating students on healthy choices and providing nutrient rich options for students in need.
The Co-op thanked their volunteers for their time and the Churchbridge teachers and students. As well as the June Daze BBQ attendees for their support in making the event a success.