Aspen View Public Schools food hamper program

Aspen View Public Schools food hamper program
Posted on 04/09/2020

During this unprecedented time, Aspen View Public Schools understands that many families face unique challenges and the need for food could be greater than ever. Aspen View Public Schools is pleased to announce that we are reallocating the Alberta Schools Nutrition Grant funds to create food hampers, available at no cost to any school families that may require assistance during these challenging times.

The Alberta Schools Nutrition Grant was provided to every school division for the 2019-20 school year. The purpose of the grant is to make a daily snack or meal available to K-6 students. Aspen View Public Schools’ total grant allocation was $252,000, which was distributed to each school offering K-6.

With classes now cancelled, school nutrition programs are not being delivered. Therefore, Aspen View Public Schools has reallocated the funds remaining from Alberta Schools Nutrition Grant to create food hampers for school families who may be in need.  

Hampers will be available in each of the communities served by Aspen View. Pick-up procedures in each community will be shared at the school level once details have been finalized. The first round of hampers will be available in each Aspen View community by Tuesday, April 14, 2020; a second round of hampers is planned to be available during the week of April 20-24, 2020. The number of hampers available in each round will be limited, based on product availability and grant funds remaining.

"It is very important that we continue to support our local community businesses at this time,” Aspen View Public Schools Superintendent Neil O’Shea said. “All schools have been directed to work with local grocery stores to access the products for the hampers locally, as much as possible.”

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