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 Volunteers needed to fill winter gap

 

October 27, 2014

Education

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The Breakfast Club at G. C. Huston, as with other schools, has become a vital key for many students who depend on starting the day with a nutritious meal.

The program is available to all children, some of whom may have missed breakfast or, perhaps, forgotten to bring a lunch.  With many families, there are many circumstances where children may not have breakfast at home ... from shift work for parents, two parents leaving for work early or a long bus trip for students where they arrive hungry.

On some days, at G. C. Huston, 90 children are served a nutritious healthy breakfast. The program however, relies on volunteers most of whom are retirees and, without them, the Breakfast Club would never happen.

Unfortunately, many of those same volunteers head south for the winter resulting in a major shortage of help.

Kelly O'Brien, co-Chair of the School Community Council says that the program runs five days a week and they are in need of people to help make and serve one (or more) days a week. 

"The volunteers are there from 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. to approximately 9:30 a.m." says O'Brien.  "and, the children really need this program to continue ... it's all about, 'Eat and Learn'.

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Can you spare an hour for a morning or two?  If you can, contact the school at 519-797-3241.



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