UPDATE: RECRUITMENT CLOSED – RAMSAY: Lunch for Kids Program.

June 4th, 2020 by rca_admin Leave a reply »

June 05 UPDATE:

We have had a RAMSAY SIZED OUTPOURING of offers for Volunteers in less than 24 hours. 

Recruitment for this Volunteer Role has CLOSED for now.   

We have an AMAZING COMMUNITY.

Thanks Ramsay!!!

 

 

 

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June 04

Calgary helps feed kids experiencing food insecurity

Kids who relied on lunch programs before the school closure.

What’s it all about?

Local food writer, CBC food expert and proud Ramsayite, Julie Van Rosendaal has been involved with an awesome program in the Calgary, supplying teachers, parents and community members who have coordinated lunch distribution sites across the city with bagged lunches for kids. These kids are now  separated from their source of food at school – for so many kids, breakfast and lunch programs were their main meal of the day. Of course, schools have never been closed for so long, and kids are also separated from youth clubs, community groups, church, libraries, …, all the safe spaces.

Why Ramsay?

Most neighbourhoods distribute between 25-150 lunches a day. Ramsay is on the list of high needs communities (according to BB4CK, Meals on Wheels and the Food Bank) so it makes sense to have one here.

So, how does it work? 

The model is simple:

  • setup with a table and a couple volunteers over the weekday lunch hour (11-1 or 12-2),
  • Bagged lunches prepared in a commercial kitchen,
  • Promote through teachers, parent council, community social media pages etc.

This is where YOU come in.

Get outta that chair, grab a friend / family member and sign up for a volunteer shift.

Feeling overdue for some real involvement – we are also looking for a volunteer Feed Ramsay – Program Coordinator, to assist in the overall coordination of this short-term program.

How to get involved?

It’s easy!

Or

Thank You!

 

 

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