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SD42 Food Security Programs

SD42 Food Security Programs

Questions about your specific school programs can be directed to school personnel and questions regarding overall programming can be directed to the Program Manager Community Connection and Healthy Living/Food Security at 604.356.3418 or jeannie_harnett@sd42.ca.

Background Information

In 2022/23, the Ministry of Education and Child Care provided one-time funding to school districts across the province, called the Student and Family Affordability Fund. This funding supported a variety of school-based food and family assistance programs.

In spring 2023, the ministry announced that in the upcoming school year, they would be dedicating $71.5 million dollars per year, to be shared across the province, for the next three years, to increase school-based food security for students. This fund is referred to as the Feeding Futures Ҵý Food Programs Fund. $1.9 million dollars of this funding was allocated to SD42 to increase food security programs within all of our schools.

The Feeding Futures Ҵý Food Programs funding supports the staffing and the expenses associated with these food programs. Some programs are district based and are offered to an identified population with need; other programs are school based and are open to a larger population of students, making them more universally accessible. Ҵý programs will vary based on individual school community needs, school size, as well as infrastructure capacity.

District Based Lunch Programs
Elementary Ҵýs

Premium Lunch Program

This program supports (twice a week across the district) elementary school children who are in need of lunch support on a regular basis. Each school can request the number of lunches they require. Children’s names are not shared with the program manager who orders the lunches from a third-party service provider. These lunches are primarily hot in nature and provide a well-balanced, delicious meal. There is no cost for these lunches. The program has a limited capacity of approximately 340 lunches per day. If the demand exceeds the program capacity, students will be added onto a waitlist. All waitlisted students will be supported with a meal generated by their home school. Families are encouraged to connect with their school Child and Youth Care Worker, Classroom Teacher or Administrator if there is a need and they would like to be added to the waitlist.

 

Bagged Lunch Program

The Salvation Army provides free bagged lunches for students up to three times a week, who are identified as requiring support with lunches. Each lunch consists of a sandwich, fruit and a snack. There is no cost for this program. Families may request to have their child added to this program through their school Child and Youth Care Worker, Classroom Teacher or Administrator. Children’s names are not shared with the Salvation Army.

 

Universal Lunch Programs

Five of our elementary schools are currently able to offer a Universal Lunch Program. These schools include Eric Langton, Highland Park, Glenwood, Harry Hooge and Albion. Any family may order lunch at a reasonable cost up to twice weekly. All lunches are partially subsidized, making it an affordable option for families. Families who require assistance may request a full subsidy that covers the cost of the meals. The hope is to increase the number of schools that would have access to Universal Lunch Programs in the years ahead. If you are a family at one of these schools, you may contact your classroom teacher or the child and youth care worker to inquire further.

Ҵý Based Programs
General Information

Ҵý Based Breakfast Programs

Every elementary and secondary school in the district offers support to students who need breakfast. Please see the school directory tab below for the specific programs offered at each school location.

Ҵý Based Snack Programs

Every school has a snack program. Please see the school directory tab below for the specific programs offered at each school location.

Ҵý Based Lunch Programs

All elementary schools are supported by district-based lunch programs. High schools that are better equipped to create healthy and delicious lunches provide lunch programs internally. All high schools have the capacity to provide a free lunch for any student in need. Please see the school directory tab below for the specific programs offered at each school.

Elementary Ҵýs
Food Programs
  • Environmental Ҵý

    Program

    Snack Program: Snacks are available during the day for any student who is hungry.

    Contact:
    Please connect with Principal Nicole McKenzie onsite or email nicole_mckenzie@sd42.ca

  • Albion Elementary

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available for all students every day beginning at 8:00 am. Entrance is located at the North-West side of the school. If students arrive after 8:20 am, a grab and go option is still available.

    Snacks

    Snacks can be accessed in classrooms from the classroom snack bins. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available for students with need five days a week. Families can register through either access contact listed below.

    Albion participates in a Universal Lunch Program two days a week, where any family may purchase a lunch through an online ordering platform. All lunches are partially subsidized, making meals affordable. Full subsidies are available for families with need. Families can access information by visiting the school website under the Parent tab.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: kellie_mcnutt@sd42.ca
    Principal: tanya_dailey@sd42.ca

  • Alexander Robinson Elementary

    Breakfast

    A Grab and Go breakfast is available for students and can be accessed from the school office daily.

    Snacks

    Snack bins are available in each classroom. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week for students in need. Please contact the key contact for further information.

    Munch a Lunch is available every Wednesday. This is a fee-based lunch that is supported by PAC. Online ordering can be completed at

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: steph_rickaby@sd42.ca
    Vice-principal: olivia_berry@sd42.ca

  • Alouette Elementary

    Breakfast: A free breakfast is available for all students daily between 8:00 am and 8:25 in the multi-purpose room

    Snacks

    Snacks are available anytime during the school day in the CYCW’s room and at the front office. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches ae available five days a week for families in need. A lunch program registration form is available from the key contact person listed below.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: ann_cartridge@sd42.ca
    Vice-principal: melissa_ferris@sd42.ca

  • Blue Mountain Elementary

    Breakfast

    A grab and go breakfast is available every school day between 8:00-8:20. Access is at the school door closest to the PAC kitchen and Gym.

    Snacks

    All classrooms have snack bins. A Friday afternoon veggie cart circulates around the school for student access. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunches

    Fully subsidized lunches are available to students in need. Parents may sign up for this program through the key access contact listed below. The CYCW additionally circulates through the school offering additional snacks for students who may be having an extra hungry day.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: hannah_nicoll@sd42.ca
    Principal: julie_clark@sd42.ca

  • c̓əsqənelə Elementary

    Breakfast

    A grab and go breakfast cart is set up at the front of the school for any students to access between 8:30-9:00 am.

    Snacks

    Classrooms have snack bins as well as a fruit and veggie bowl that is located at the front of the school. Snacks can be accessed throughout the day. A Friday snack cart circulates to various classrooms, where all students are welcome to access snacks.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week for families in need. Families can request support through the key access contacts listed below

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: danielle_green@sd42.ca
    Vice-principal: tara_tate@sd42.ca

  • Davie Jones Elementary

    Breakfast

    Tuesdays and Thursdays free breakfast is available in the school front foyer. This program is working towards increased frequency. Registration is preferred, but unregistered students are welcome as well. Breakfast runs from 8:00 am until the school bell rings. Students who come past the bell may access breakfast in the Child and Youth Care Workers Room.

    Snacks

    Snacks bins are available in classrooms as well as in the Child and Youth Care Worker’s Room. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week for students in need. Support can be accessed through the key access contacts listed below. Additional snacks are available to any student at lunch who needs additional food after consuming their lunch.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: shaylene_hudson@sd42.ca

  • Edith McDermott Elementary

    Breakfast

    A grab and go breakfast is available to any student every morning between 8:00 am until the bell. It can be accessed at the school kitchen area, by the gym.

    Snacks

    Snack bins are available in the classrooms. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week for students in need. To access, please connect with the Child and Youth Care Worker

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: saige_flamand@sd42.ca

  • Fairview Elementary

    Breakfast

    A dine in breakfast is available every morning between 8:00 am and 8:25 am in the multipurpose room.

    Snacks

    Snacks are accessible in classrooms, outside of the child and youth care workers room as well as at the school office between 9:30 am until the end of the school day. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available for any student with need five days a week. Access is through the Child and Youth Care Worker. Any child who comes to school and is still hungry after eating their lunch can access additional food from the Child and Youth Care Workers room as well as from the school office.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: sue_yea@sd42.ca

  • Glenwood Elementary

    Breakfast

    A grab and go breakfast is available in classrooms as well as the multi-purpose room Monday to Friday for all students.

    Snack

    Snacks are available in classrooms as well as the multi-purpose room daily. The multi-purpose room is able to provide snacks that require refrigeration. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunches

    Fully subsidized lunch is available 5 days a week for students with need who have connected with the child and youth care worker. Additional food is available in the multi-purpose room for students who may still be hungry after consuming their lunch or who may have left lunch at home.

    Glenwood also hosts a Universal Lunch Program, that allows for all families to access lunches two days a week, through an online ordering system. Lunches are partially subsidized for all families who register, making it an affordable option. Those who would like more information or those who require full subsidy may contact the key contact listed below.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    tamera_lumbis@sd42.ca or 778.918.2407

  • Golden Ears Elementary

    Breakfast

    A combination of quick grab and go, alternating with hot breakfast days, is available daily in the multi-purpose room doorway accessed in the courtyard. Breakfast runs from 8:00 am until the bell. It is open to everyone.

    Snack

    Snacks can be accessed from classroom snack bins, at Breakfast Club, from the school office, the child and youth care worker and the aboriginal support worker rooms. They are available to anyone all day.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available 5 days a week for students in need. To participate, please contact any of the key access contacts below. Lunches are available from the school office on Mondays/Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wed and Friday lunches are accessed from the kitchen area.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: jamie_mcbeath@sd42.ca
    Aboriginal support worker: jennettia_leon@sd42.ca
    Principal: laura_brandon@sd42.ca

     

  • Hammond Elementary

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available five days a week in the child and youth care workers room between 8:30-9:00 am. Families are encouraged to email the youth work at the contact listed below, to add your child to the breakfast program.

    Snacks

    Snack bins are located in classrooms. Additional snacks can be accessed at recess and lunch in the child and youth care worker’s room. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week for students who are signed up for the lunch program. Lunches are accessed from the Child and Youth Care Worker room.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: erly_boongaling@sd42.ca

     

  • Harry Hooge Elementary

    Breakfast

    A daily breakfast club operates Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 8:25 am. All students are welcome to attend in the multi-purpose room.

    Snacks

    Classrooms have snack bins that are accessible to all students.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week, for families who sign up with the key contact person listed below.

    Harry Hooge also hosts a Universal Lunch Program, that allows for all families to access lunches two days a week, through an online ordering system. Lunches are partially subsidized for all families who register, making it an affordable option. Those who would like more information or those who require full subsidy may contact the key contact listed below.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Principal: nicole_neggers@sd42.ca
    Vice-principal: meaghan_murden@sd42.ca

  • Highland Park Elementary

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available to all students every morning in the school gym between 8:00-8:25 am. Students who need breakfast and arrive between 8:25 and 8:35 am may access a grab and go breakfast from the kitchen area.

    Snack

    Snack bins are in every classroom as well as in the child and youth care worker’s room. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunches

    Fully subsidized lunches are available for students in need. Families may sign up with the Child and Youth Care Worker.

    Highland Park also hosts a Universal Lunch Program, that allows for all families to access lunches two days a week, through an online ordering system. Lunches are partially subsidized for all families who register, making it an affordable option. Those who would like more information or those who require full subsidy may contact the key contact listed below.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: manal_youstous@sd42.ca

  • Kanaka Creek Elementary

    Breakfast

    Grab n go breakfast is available five days a week. It is located in the child and youth care and aboriginal support worker’s room before school starts.

    Snacks

    Snacks are available daily from the child care worker and aboriginal support worker room Monday to Friday before school, at recess and lunch. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week. To access, please contact the key access contact listed below.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: malone_stjohn@sd42.ca
    Aboriginal support worker: jennettia_leon@sd42.ca

  • Laity View Elementary

    Breakfast

    A rotation of hot and cold breakfasts is offered 5 days a week for students who are signed up through the key contact listed below. Breakfast is offered between 8:15 and 8:30 in the Collaboration room, located near the front office.

    Snacks

    Snack bins are available in every classroom. All students are welcome to access.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available for students with need five days a week. To sign up, please contact the key contact listed below. Lunches are picked up from the school kitchen area.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: kristine_balakrishnan@sd42.ca
    Principal: lisa_lawrence@sd42.ca

  • Maple Ridge Elementary

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available daily for students who connect with the child and youth care worker.

    Snack

    Snacks are available at school daily. Please connect with the youth worker for information

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available for families with need who register with the youth care worker.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: cora_lindgren@sd42.ca

  • Pitt Meadows Elementary

    Breakfast

    A full breakfast program is available to all students on Wednesdays. Breakfast is served in the PAC kitchen starting at 8:00 am. A grab and go breakfast is available the other days of the week from the PAC kitchen area before school.

    Snacks

    Snack bins are available in every classroom and are accessible by all.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunch is available five days a week by connecting with the key contact listed below. All students are welcome to come to the PAC kitchen area to access additional snacks if still hungry at lunch.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: cassandra_bernard@sd42.ca

  • Webster's Corners

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available to any student five days a week. Access is through the south door, in the multi-purpose room five days a week before school starts.

    Snacks

    Snacks are available in classrooms as well as through the Child and Youth Care Worker.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunches are available five days a week for students who are signed up with the youth worker. For all other students, extra food is available as needed from the school kitchen area.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Principal: laureen_hickey@sd42.ca

  • Whonnock Elementary

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available for all students five days a week between 8:00 and 8:25 am. It is served just outside of the gym and the back kitchen

    Snacks

    Classrooms have snack bins that all students have access to

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunch is available for students with need by registering with the child and youth care worker. Lunch is served five days a week.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: jordyn_degenova@sd42.ca

  • Yennadon Elementary

    Breakfast

    Grab and go breakfast is available at the school office five days a week.

    Snack

    Snacks are available at the school office five days a week.

    Lunch

    Fully subsidized lunch is available five days a week for students who are signed up through the child and youth care worker. Lunches are available for pick up at the school office. Additional food for students who may still be hungry at lunch is available at the office as well.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: pamela_bagnall@sd42.ca

Secondary Ҵýs
Food Programs
  • Connex

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available daily for students in the morning program.

    Snacks

    Snacks are available throughout various areas in the school and are accessible throughout the day for all students.

    Lunch

    Lunch is available daily for students in the afternoon program.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    No sign-up required for any of these programs.

  • Reconnex

    Food and snacks are available daily for all students who attend Reconnex.
    No sign up required.

  • Riverside Program

    Breakfast

    A light breakfast is available five days a week for students between 8:30-9:00 am.

    Snacks

    Snacks are available in the classroom every day.

    Lunch

    Lunch is available for students who attend an afternoon session. Cooking and life skills groups enjoy the foods they prepare together for lunch or breakfast.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    No sign up required for any of the food programs

  • Outreach Alternative Secondary

    Snacks and lunch are available daily for students who attend Outreach.
    No sign up is required.

  • Garibaldi Secondary

    Breakfast

    Free breakfast is available for all students five days a week. Three days a week include cold food items and two days a week a full hot breakfast is served. Anyone may access by visiting the school cafeteria from 8:00 am until the bell.

    Snacks

    A variety of snacks are available at no cost in the school cafeteria. Snacks are also available in the counselling areas and in some support classrooms.

    Lunch

    A free meal program is available for students with need. Access is through the school cafeteria with the school chef listed below. Free sandwiches are also available daily in the cafeteria.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Chef brent_mcgimpsey@sd42.ca

  • Maple Ridge Secondary

    Breakfast

    A free breakfast is available to all students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A variety of hot and cold breakfast items are served.

    Snacks

    The child and youth care workers offer free snacks to any students from their room.

    Lunch

    The NET program is facilitated by the youth worker listed below. Students in need of lunch support are referred to the youth worker, who arranges for free lunch access at the school cafeteria. Students may self-refer. Parents may also request support for their child.

    The Teaching Kitchen Healthy Lunch Program: Students in need of lunch may access a free healthy lunch from the teaching kitchen staff.

    Free cafeteria cards can also be accessed for those needing lunch. Parents may connect with the key contacts below for further information about access.

     

    Key Access Contacts:
    Principal: grant_frend@sd42.ca.
    Child and Youth Care Worker: daniel_rushton@sd42.ca
    Cafeteria Chef: trevor_randle@sd42.ca

  • Pitt Meadows Secondary

    Breakfast

    Breakfast support is available in a couple of locations within the school for students who are hungry in the morning. These areas include 2 support classrooms and the youth worker’s room. Locations are listed under Key Access Contacts below.

    Snacks

    Snack bins are located in classrooms, support rooms and the youth worker’s room. They are available for all students.

    Lunch

    For students in need of lunch, a variety of hot foods, sandwiches, fruits, vegetables and snacks are available at designated spaces as indicated below. Cafeteria cards are available as well for students in need. Key access contacts who can provide cards, are identified below.

     

    Key Access Contacts:
    Education assistant: krista_quinn@sd42.ca
    Support teacher: michelle_kennedy@sd42.ca – room 2241 (support any student in the school throughout the day, are able to support cafeteria cards as needed).

    Support teacher amanda_buchan@sd42.ca
    Support teacher cailan_ferguson@sd42.ca – room 1018 (supports with food).

    Child and youth care worker: tory_flavin@sd42.ca – child and youth care worker room (supports with food).

  • Samuel Robertson Technical

    Breakfast: Grab n go is available daily in the two support rooms (room 1150 and 1155) every morning, The home-economics room offers a grab and go breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well ( room 1255)

    Snacks

    Snacks are accessible in both support rooms (room 1150 AND 1155) daily. They are also available in the aboriginal support worker’s room at flex block every day except for Wednesdays.

    Lunch

    Cafeteria cards are available for students in need through the school counsellors or the youth worker. Their contact information is listed below. Lunch is also available daily in the two support rooms ( room 1150 and 1155) daily.

     

    Key Access Contacts:
    Child and youth care worker: christa_dey-girard@sd42.ca
    Counsellors: alison_shields@sd42.ca and krysta_mcbride@sd42.ca

     

  • Thomas Haney Secondary

    Breakfast

    A free full hot breakfast is offered for all students in the foyer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before school starts. A continental style breakfast is offered daily by the youth worker as well Monday through Friday between 8:00-8:30 am outside of the youth worker room.

    Snacks

    Snack bins are available outside of the youth worker’s area. All students are welcome to access

    Lunch

    Free cafeteria cards are available for students who require support for lunch. They can be accessed by the school counsellors or the youth worker. Lunch foods are available daily in the youth worker room. Once a week a hot lunch is served.

     

    Key Access Contacts:
    Child and youth care worker: joanne_wilson@sd42.ca or 604.463.2001
    Counsellors: dan_grill@sd42.ca and kaley_mcphedran@sd42.ca

  • Westview Secondary

    Breakfast

    Breakfast is available at no cost for students with need every morning before school. Breakfast is served in the youth worker’s room.

    Snacks

    Snacks are available for daily access from the youth worker’s room

    Lunch

    Lunch is available daily in the youth worker’s room for those students in need of support.

     

    Key Access Contact:
    Child and youth care worker: shannon_moody@sd42.ca

Other

PAC Hot Lunches

Most PACs in elementary school offer PAC hot lunch days, where lunches are sold at a reasonable cost. If your child would like to participate, but is unable due to financial barrier, please speak to the classroom teacher or the school child and youth care worker about a potential subsidy. Subsidies are limited, and not all schools may have the capacity to offer full subsidy due to other costs related to the operation of their school-based food programs.

Weekend Food Security

Families within SD42, may be eligible to receive support for food over the weekends when schools are closed, and meal programs are not accessible The Starfish Pack Program supports 300 packs weekly to families in elementary, high school and alternate programs. We additionally have limited support from two other food banks located in the tri-cites, that will deliver to Maple Ridge. Families are able to access support by speaking with the school administrators or the child and youth care worker at their child’s school. This program is currently at full capacity. Families are able to be added to a wait list.

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