Hunger affects students’ behaviour and their ability to learn. To address the issue of hunger at school, the Stonecrest School Council provides a Grab ‘n’ Go snack program. Healthy snacks – apples, oranges, crackers, cheese, and dry cereal – are available to students in the office at all times. Since October 2017, more than 1500 snacks have been served. Students have consumed more than 1000 apples, 300 servings of crackers, and 420 servings of cheese. The program is run by Council and student volunteers.
How can you help?
1 – Ask your children whether they have participated in the snack program.
2 – Send enough food to school with your children. Choose healthy options, including fruits, vegetables, proteins, and whole grains. Try to anticipate when your children might be hungrier, such as during intramural sports or growth spurts, and send extra food.
3 – Volunteer to help out with the snack program. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
4 – Make a donation to support the program. Donations can be made through the Hot Lunch site stonecresthotlunch.ca and go directly to nutrition-related initiatives at Stonecrest.