The Starfish Pack Backpack Program was created in response to teachers hearing the cry of their students. Teachers were heartbroken to hear their students were coming to class Monday morning hungry, reporting that they had not eaten over the weekend. Sadly, 400 elementary school children have been identified by the Abbotsford School District as being in need of food over the weekend. Now over 300 backpacks are packed with food and are going home with the students over the weekend from 35 different schools.
South Abbotsford has been involved in partnering with Starfish for several years, and is the primary location for packing backpacks every Thursday morning through the school year. We have two teams that alternate weeks, ensuring that groceries are picked up from supporting food sources in our community, picking up the empty backpacks from each school, packing them up at the church, and then delivering them to the appropriate schools.
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