Just under 200 students got served a nice Christmas lunch at Mile 108 Elementary School on Dec. 12.
“It was just an idea that we had at the school back in September where we thought every student should have a Christmas or turkey dinner at this time of year. So it was just our way of ensuring everyone got one,” said Ken Lucks, principal of the school.
Most of the food was donated by the 100 Mile House and District Food Bank through Nancy Lundquist, the school’s hot lunch coordinator, and Jennifer Tanner, the food bank’s office manager.
Around 15 parents or adults from the community helped dish out the grub to the students along with the school’s staff.
“I think it was a fantastic success. The kids were great,” said Lucks. “I’d love it to be [annual]. It all depends on the PAC and school and everything but it certainly would be something. I’d love to see it continued.”
Lucks also added that the students loved it.
He also wanted to express his appreciation of everyone’s effort to make the lunch happen.
“We’re quite lucky at the school. We get incredible support.”