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Breakfast Program

Breakfast Program

PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH NUTRITION

breakfast-progam-3The World Health Organization states that nutrition is the foundation for health and development. Healthy children learn better, are stronger, more productive, and have a better chance of breaking the cycles of poverty that they are in and realizing their full potential.

Research has shown that:

 

  1. hungry children have more health problems such as anemia, weight loss, frequent colds, and infections;
  2. insufficient food intake in children is associated with impaired growth and mental development;
  3. hungry children have been shown to have higher school absences, and impaired learning compared with other children;
  4. psycho-social functioning, manifested by behavioral and attention problems in school, has been shown to be impaired in children of low income families experiencing hunger;
  5. healthy growth and development in general are impaired in the face of food insufficiency, and children are less likely to succeed as healthy citizens over the long term as a result.

 

The Gary Bennett Family Fund – Breakfast Program, financially supports the Breakfast Programs at:

  1. springvalley-breakfastSpring Valley Elementary School,
  2. Raymer Elementary,
  3. Spring Valley Middle School,
  4. Central High School,
  5. Rutland Senior Secondary,
  6. Rutland Learning Centre,
  7. Westside Learning Centre.

These schools are in catchment areas with a significant degree of families under financial stress.

The Breakfast Program is a collaborative effort between:

  1. The Gary Bennett Family Fund
  2. The Central Okanagan Foundation
  3. The Central Okanagan Food Bank
  4. School District #23
  5. Super Store
  6. Our Individual Donors

breakfast-progam-4These schools provide a low-barrier (no restrictions), healthy breakfast to any student that wants it, every day of the school year.

The Fund provides gift cards from Super Store to the organizers of the breakfast programs at these schools.  These organizers can then purchase the various foods that they need when they need them.

This process ensures that 100% of your donation goes into food purchases.

The Gary Bennett Family Fund - Serving Today - Securing Tomorrow

The Gary Bennett Family Fund

Address:
Box 27007, Willow Park PO
Kelowna, British Columbia,
V1X 7L7
Phone: (250) 491-0610

Central Okanagan Foundation

Central Okanagan Foundation

Address:
Landmark 1, 306-1726 Dolphin Ave.,
Kelowna, BC,
V1Y 9R9
Phone: (250) 861-6160

Central Okanagan Food Bank

Address:
2310 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC,
V1X 4H7
Phone: (250) 763-7161

Central Okanagan School District 23

Address:
1040 Hollywood Road,
Kelowna, British Columbia,
V1X 4N2
Phone: (250) 860-8888

Real Canadian Superstore

Address:
2280 Baron Road,
Kelowna, British Columbia,
V1X 7W3
Phone: (250) 717-2536

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