The Foundation relies on strong partnerships with our community and with stakeholders supporting education. Our relationships with exceptional and generous people, businesses and charitable organizations allow us to provide programming and services in support of Langley students.
Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast programs ensure that all students have reliable access to nutritious food in a safe and supportive environment, in order to positively impact health and learning.
Our Guiding Principles:
- Give access to a healthy breakfast in a warm, inviting setting every day.
- Be available to all students at the elementary and high school level.
- Have every breakfast served by welcoming and attentive adults.
- Encourage students to volunteer their time to develop life skills, leadership acumen and self-confidence.
The Starfish Pack Program started as a pilot project with 6 backpacks as a response to an Abbotsford teacher’s cry for help. She was feeding many of her Kindergarten students who were coming to school on Monday hungry. The hunger was affecting their moods and their ability to focus in class. This was not just an Abbotsford problem.
Many students across the province rely on school breakfast and lunch programs to fill their tummy’s on school days. When it comes to the weekend, they don’t have the food they need. Starfish Pack was designed to help change that. Starfish provides backpacks with 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and snacks to hungry students each weekend of the school year.
Teachers have reported improvements in children’s reading skills, math skills, ability to focus and to do partner work. Starfish has now expanded to over 20 cities and is helping make sure children across BC and Whatcom County don’t have to worry about weekend hunger.
In Langley, Starfish Packs are supported by two local organizations:
Township of Langley Firefighters Charity
Since 2014 we have been providing healthy snacks to students in need in various schools in the Township of Langley. We currently provide snacks for 23 schools, and our program has stayed active during COVID-19. With your support, we believe we can expand the program to serve all schools in Langley, and we invite you to share this journey with us. Offering nutritious and energy-producing snacks throughout the long day.
City of Langley Fire Rescue Service
Providing snacks for Langley City schools. Offering nutritious and energy-producing snacks throughout the long day.