School sees in­crease in break­fast pro­gram vol­un­teers

The Victoria Standard - - Local News - LIAM KRIEGER

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.”

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