The Acadia Lunch Program has been running since the Fall of 2015. In conjunction with McDougall United Church, we support a brown bag style lunch program for children at Acadia School, David Thompson School and Ecole Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix School. Each week many children across the entire city either need an entire lunch or a supplement because they are coming to school hungry. A child may need help once or multiple times each week. We have a group of volunteers who meet every week on a Wednesday morning at the church to prepare, package and then deliver the food to the schools. Our aim is to provide healthy, nutritional food items such as sandwiches, cheese, crackers, fruit cups, veggie cups and muffins (these are baked as needed at the church by a group of volunteers).
To be able to continue this program, any cash donations or donations of gift cards to stores such as Walmart and Superstore would be very helpful. We also go through a number of 7 oz. plastic cups for the veggie and fruit cups every week and we would welcome receiving these as well.
If you are interested in learning more, or supporting the program with time or financial assistance, please contact the church office.