Many programs across Canada are seeking ways to increase school spirit while complying with these new restrictions. Initially, the Grande Prairie School Snacks Program switched from student-accessed community fridges to a system where meals were made available in the office upon request. However, they quickly identified that students were less comfortable eating breakfast at school with their new socially distanced service method. Fewer students were eating breakfast at the schools served by the Snack Program. The program leaders saw the reluctance and reduced attendance as a symptom of the stigma associated with child hunger.
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Thank you Swan City Rotary Club for selecting our Foundation as one of your partnering groups. The funds received from the Cars for Christmas Lotteries of $12,650 was allocated to the St. Mary's Sexsmith climbing wall, École St. Gerard School sensory and learning material, our GP schools Snack Program and other amazing special project in our Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools to highlight learning experiences. Thank you to all those who purchased tickets to help support all these amazing non profit organizations.
From March – August the GPCSD Education Foundation was able to provide over 50 families in need weekly hampers of homemade frozen meals and pantry items to families within our district.
The GPCSD Education Foundation delivered 500 hygiene bags to organizations in our community. Funded by the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta though the ECSF grant.
Thanks to a grant from the Alberta Blue Cross COVID Community Roots Program the GPCSD Education Foundation was able to purchase puzzles, yarn, and Christmas chocolates for our students to deliver to local senior housing in their communities.