Kaylee Gilbert (left), Alexa Ohlund, Cate McArthur and Nanci Lundquist accepting a $500 cheque for the breakfast program at the 108 from Ingrid Meyers on hehalf of the 108 Mile Lions. Max Winkelman photo.

108 Elementary feeding dozens of students each morning

108 Lions Club donates $500

The 108 Mile Elementary School has been running a breakfast program since mid-October, says Nanci Lundquist, the school PAC chair.

“We give the kids fruit, vegetables, milk, sort of hot breakfast [and] cereal every single morning,” she says. “We originally obviously started as a needs-based program because it was through the food bank that brought the food to us but it’s turned into more of a social thing. The kids come down, we probably average about 40 to 60 kids per morning, and they just come down and hang out and they get to know each other.

“It’s actually really cool watching grade sevens play Pokemon with grades twos.”

They get food from the food bank, who get food donated when it’s about to expire in the grocery store, she says.

“Because we obviously need a lot more money than just that random donation, we got donations through the 108 Lions Club, the 100 Mile Lions Club, Lifecycle [Financial], in town, and Vision Care,” she says. “The whole program is run purely on donations.”

She adds they are buying food from the 108 Mile Supermarket at a discounted rate for the program.

They want to make it run from September to June (for free), which means a lot of fundraising, says Lundquist.

“We’ve got kids from [the] leadership program that come down and volunteer through the school which brings in even more kids because it’s kids serving kids. That’s a huge thing. When we first started, we probably had about 20 kids coming through and every week it’s getting bigger and bigger and bigger. What we’re hoping for is to get at least half the school coming through.

On Monday, Dec. 4 Ingrid Meyer came down on behalf of the 108 Lions Club to donate $500 to the program.

Just Posted

Classic cars, model planes delight 100 Mile House seniors in Centennial Park

‘Well the cars remind them of their youth, you can see the glimmer in their eyes…’

Highways should’ve been closed

The weekly editorial for the 100 Mile Free Press

81-year-old 100 Mile House man to ride in Ride to Conquer Cancer for the third year in a row

Harry Bishop will be riding the two-day 200-kilometre bike race from Cloverdale to Hope

‘Hot refuelling’: How fire fighting helicopters fuel up in remote areas

‘It’s a very important job out there because without fuel there’s no helicopters.’

75 active fires and 8 wildfires-of-note in Cariboo Fire Centre Aug. 17

The latest update on wildfires, evacuation alerts and orders in the Cariboo Fire Centre.

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Thousands to attend funeral service for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

Hundreds of officials marched in the parade, which included massed band, several police motorcycles

VIDEO: Ground crews keep a close eye on largest B.C. wildfire

Originally estimated to be 79,192 hectares, officials said more accurate mapping shows smaller size

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada paid for study to understand Canadian attitudes

These are the highest-paid actresses of 2018

In its list released this week Forbes said all 10 earned a total of $186 million before tax

Safeway union urges rejection of mediator recommendations

Says mediator asks for too many concessions

Fire chases B.C. crews out of their own camp

Crews in Burns Lake had to leave after a wildfire reportedly overtook their sleeping quarters

To address peacock problem, B.C. city moves ahead on trapping plan

Surrey’s new bylaw focuses on ensuring people no longer feed the birds, ahead of relocation

Most Read