School sees increase in breakfast program volunteers
The Baddeck Academy breakfast program will continue thanks to an increase in volunteers.
In November, the school feared it would lose the program. Since a story ran in The Standard on Nov. 21, six new volunteers have stepped up. School librarian and SAC Chairperson Lynn Myers is pleased given the importance of the program.
“It is an extremely important part of the students’ day, giving them a meal before they go to their classes,” said Myers on Dec. 17. “And, it’s important for students who cannot get a breakfast at home.”
More volunteers means the program is running more smoothly, and continuing to provide more than 100 students with a warm breakfast.
More members of the community have also expressed interest in volunteering after the holidays.
“We’d love for more volunteers, so that instead of people being scheduled in two or three times a week, they’ll only have to come in maybe once a week or once every other week.”