New Breakfast for Learning program feeding hungry minds

The Rotary Club of Williams Lake and School District 27 have partnered together to offer a healthy breakfast each school day for students.

The Rotary Club of Williams Lake and School District 27 have partnered together to offer a healthy breakfast each school day for students on the Columneetza and Williams Lake campuses.

The Breakfast for Learning is a program feeding hungry minds giving students a proper start to the day which allows for improved concentration, better grades and improved social interactions.

The partnership with Rotary, as well as support from Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Salvation Army, Home Hardware, Williams Lake Log Haulers Association and West Fraser Truckers Association, allows the program to confidently offer fresh fruit, toasted bagels, yogurt, cheese and tea each morning to any of the students  that attend either campus.

Through the partnership and support the program has also been able to purchase commercial toasters, a freezer and other items to assist with the preparation, along with all the necessary food items.

The Rotary Club of Williams Lake’s president, Joanna Sanders, said that this type of program where we can help our community ties very nicely into the Rotary motto: “Service above Self” and the 2016/17 Rotary theme is ”Rotary Serving Humanity.”

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