Starfish Pack Program supplies food over weekends to kids who would otherwise come to school on Monday hungry. 3000 school kids in Langley School District do not get breakfast, lunch or dinner on the weekend.
Our Social Justice Program helps fund this Starfish Pack Program. And our volunteers help make it happen. We have been collaborating with the Langley School District Foundation. Their slogan for this campaign is “Food for Thought”.
Each school year we provide Starfish backpacks to more than 40 families in 5 elementary schools: Alice Brown, Blacklock, Douglas Park, Nicomekl and Wix-Brown elementary schools and 12 teens in secondary schools. We partner with the Langley School District Foundation, two Langley Rotary clubs, the Shewan Foundation, and Save-on-Foods to provide food for these families in need. 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 a 12-month program, which means that we supply packs with food for these families not only during the school year but also provide food gift cards over the summer months.