The Mustard Seed is expanding its school lunch program to Sylvan Lake, effective immediately.
The program strives to provide meals for students in need who may not have one otherwise.
In 2019, the program provided more than 64,000 lunches to disadvantaged students throughout 35 schools in Red Deer.
This expansion has been made possible by community support and the recognition that no child should have to worry about hunger while attending school and learning, says The Mustard Seed.
The program hopes to reach more rural schools around central Alberta in the future.
“The Mustard Seed is honoured to expand our school lunch program in partnership with Chinooks Edge School Division and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools into Sylvan Lake, starting this summer, ” says Byron Bradley, The Mustard Seed’s central Alberta managing director.
“We care deeply that our most vulnerable students receive proper nutrition.”