P.A. school benefits from national anti-hunger campaign

From paNOW
September 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

A pancake breakfast and cheque presentation were held Thursday morning at a school in Prince Albert's west view area.

St. Michael Community School received a $1,000 cheque, as part of Farm Credit Canada's Drive Away Hunger campaign. Vice Principal Lori-Ann Stiglitz said the money will help a lot.

"This allows us to provide programs to our kids that will make sure that their tummies are full and they have food, because if you are hungry, it is hard to learn," she said.

Farm Credit Canada announced earlier this month it would spend $100,000 this year to assist with school meal programs. A total of 100 schools across the country have been selected to receive cheques for $1,000. Stiglitz said the school does receive a breakfast grant from the province, but this money can also be used to help pay for other school initiatives such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

"If we do special events like take kids on a field trip, it helps to make sure everyone has a lunch or a snack to eat," she said.

Representatives from Farm Credit Canada cooked up the pancake breakfast this morning to celebrate.


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