Due to the recent partnership with the Rotary Club of Williams Lake, School District Number 27 can continue to feed hungry minds with their Breakfast for learning program.
Students at both the Williams Lake and Columneetza campus’s can have fresh fruit, toasted bagels, yogurt, cheese and tea each morning to help them with their studies throughout the day.
Wade Beaulieu is a Rotary Member who has been put in charge of the program and he explains how his group got involved with it.
“They came to Rotary Club earlier this year and gave us a presentation and the Rotary Club thought it was a great project to get behind, so we did our homework and applied for a grant from our district and were awarded the grant then we just kind of took off from there”
Terry Fehr is a volunteer and he explained how important it is for these schools to have this program.
“The Breakfast for Learning Program is vital. It shows kids, one that the community cares about them and the school cares for them, but it also translates into kids that have a stronger ability to focus and concentrate in their classes. Studies show that it increases their ability to perform in class”.
In addition to having the Rotary Club of Williams Lake on board, The Breakfast for Learning Program is supported by several local businesses including The Wholesale Club, Safeway, Save On Foods. Home Hardware, Williams Lake Log Haulers Association and West Fraser Truckers Association.