Food for the boxes has been gathered through many different sources, such as; snack drives, collecting donations of vegetables and fruits from parents and community members, receiving in-kind donations of food from the Food Bank, and fresh BC fruits and vegetables provided by the BC Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program. Additionally, foods will be purchased locally and through food service providers such as Sysco Foods and Gordon Food Service.
Funding for the Columbia Valley Snack Box for Kids Program has been provided by The Summit Youth Centre, School District #6, DTSS Chef Training, the Parent Advisory Councils of J.A Laird and David Thompson Secondary School and Kicking Horse Coffee. At the time of writing, the Summit Youth Centre was awaiting confirmation of funding from other sources.
The Columbia Valley Snack Box for Kids Program is being led by the Summit Youth Centre, with planning support from Columbia Valley Food and Farm, School District #6, the Columbia Valley Food Bank, Andrea Salzbrenner and Joanne Bragg.
If you would like more information about the Columbia Valley Snack Box for Kids Program, please contact Kelsey Prichard, Centre Director, Summit Youth Centre: 250-342-3033 or at email@example.com