Breakfast programs fuel SD43 learners

Tri-City News

DIANE STRANDBERG: School District 43 is serving breakfast to students in the morning thanks to community efforts and local fundraising. But feeding kids isn’t just about filling hungry stomachs, says the district’s community connections co-ordinator who is behind the surge in support for meal programs.

Jeff Stromgren has spent three years identifying the need for food programs and then encouraging groups such as the Coquitlam Optimist Club and the Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society to serve pancakes, cereal and fruit in local schools. He said eating morning meals not only gives kids energy and focus for learning but, also, a place to socialize and connect with others.
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