The Blackfalds Lunch Box Pandemic Response program was a huge help to the community in 2021.
According to a press release from the Town of Blackfalds, the pandemic response program fed 3,877 children in 1,061 families from March to December of 2020.
The program was run by Blackfalds Food Bank, Blackfalds Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and After the Grind and will continue into the new year.
“The program empowers families by giving them the supplies to prepare and provide their own breakfasts and lunches. All Blackfalds families with children are invited to benefit from this program, and all personal information is kept confidential,” said FCSS Manager Sue Bornn.
“We are confident that we have received enough financial support to continue this program until the end of the school year.”
The program was started in March because of the pandemic, due to an increased need from local families to provide lunch for their children.
Initially, the program was designed to provide school-aged children with healthy lunches and snacks for school, the program quickly changed when schools shut down and were then expanded to include any local family with children, of any age.
Anyone interested in making a donation can contact accessing the program, please contact FCSS at 4036009066.