Starfish Pack Program
Starfish Pack Program supplies food over weekends to kids who would otherwise come to school on Monday hungry. It is a known fact that hungry kids don’t learn well. We have been collaborating with the Langley School District Foundation and their slogan is “Food for Thought”.
Did you know that 3000 school kids in Langley School District do not get breakfast, lunch or dinner on the weekend? The Starfish Pack Program was named after the well-known Parable of the Starfish, which illustrates the importance of helping even just one life in need. Please visit www.starfishpack.com for detailed information about this program
Our first Starfish backpacks, 21 in total, were delivered October 9, 2015, in time for the Thanksgiving weekend, to children of the Wix-Brown and Coghlan Elementary Schools in Langley. Since then our program has grown to include three more elementary schools in early 2018. We are now delivering 37 backpacks every week to Alice Brown, Blacklock, Douglas Park, Nicomekl and Wix-Brown elementary schools. We are partnering with the Langley School District Foundation, two Langley Rotary clubs, the Shewan Foundation, and Save-on-Foods to provide these thirty-seven packs. Langley Drycleaners has been dry cleaning the backpacks for free every six months. We continue to gather at Brookswood Secondary School with the students from the Leadership Program and other interested students, to fill the packs ready for distribution.
Our Starfish Pack Program in Langley is now a 12-month program, which means that we supply packs with food for these children not only during the school year but also over the summer months.
The support for this program has been very much appreciated, and further donations are always welcome.