The Fundraising Pancake Breakfast is this Saturday morning, March 12th, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the North River Fire Hall, and the proceeds will support the East Wiltshire School Breakfast Program. Adults – $6 and Children under 10 years old – $3. Here is a little background on the good work you will be supporting by attending the breakfast.
The East Wiltshire School Breakfast Program has been running for 7 years now, and volunteers provide breakfast for about 125 students each school day between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. The Program is coordinated by Lyn Thompson, the home economics teacher at East Wiltshire School.
The money raised will go toward mostly food and some supplies. Milk costs average $120/week.
The griddle donated by the Clyde River Women’s Institute is used to prepare 6 dozen pancakes each Monday morning. Here are some of the comments from the grateful students: “I love Mondays because it’s pancake day!” “May I have seconds?”
Weekly beverage offerings include juice, milk, hot chocolate and fruit smoothies, and food includes fruit, bagels, toast, cereal, pancakes and grilled cheese sandwiches.
A Breakfast Program for the students ensures a nutritional breakfast is available to everyone. Benefits include less discipline issues, more attentiveness in class, students looking forward to coming to school, a positive social outlet and a sense of belonging to a club. Many kids are up very early, and whether they have had breakfast or not at home, they are hungry by the time they arrive at school.
For more information about the importance of a good breakfast for learning, visit www.breakfastforlearning.ca