Cumberland Legion supports school

The Legion Branch 28 is a proud supporter of community groups, and through various donations, supports those groups by providing mentorship and other opportunities to youth.

RICK GRINHAM presents a cheque to Kathryn Chung of the Cumberland Community Schools Society on behalf of the Cumberland Legion.

RICK GRINHAM presents a cheque to Kathryn Chung of the Cumberland Community Schools Society on behalf of the Cumberland Legion.

The Legion Branch 28 is a proud supporter of community groups, and through various donations, supports those groups by providing mentorship and other opportunities to youth.

This year, one of the groups they chose to support was the Cumberland Community Schools Society.

The CCSS is a registered charity. Offering after-school and community programming along with special events, the CCSS strengthens the links between schools and community and brings students, partner organizations, service groups, volunteers, residents and businesses together.

The Cumberland Legion has offered its support by making a donation toward the healthy lunch program CCSS runs at Cumberland Elementary. The donation will provide a healthy lunch to 185 students.

The Healthy School Project brings delicious locally sourced lunches to students Monday to Thursday. No child ever goes hungry.

Food is purchased from the Cumberland Bakery, Carmies Café, Plates Eatery, Acropolis Cuisine, and Gourmet Girls Global Catering. Sunshine Organics donates one fruit bin a week, and Seeds Market donates food for preparation as available.

Meals are served using reusable, recycled BPA free plastic dishes and cutlery sourced from Organic Family Natural Home. Organic and local options are used when possible.

The Healthy School Project exists to ensure that children have access to healthy food whenever they should need it and that they be given the tools to respect their classrooms, their classmates and the environment around them. This includes a recycling and composting program at the elementary school through the CCSS Environment Program.

In all of its activities and programs the CCSS aims to provide a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment where adults and children are provided opportunities for educational, cultural, social and recreational activities in their community as well as at school.

For more information about the CCSS, to donate, or to get involved, contact program co-ordinator Samantha Garstang at  ccss.coordinator@gmail.com, 250-336-8521 or find the CCSS online at www.cumberlandcommunityschools.com and on Facebook.

— Cumberland Community Schools Society

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