Feeding Futures

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Feeding Futures is a commitment of the Provincial Government to ensure students are properly fed for learning to enhance positive academic and health outcomes. Beginning in Fall 2023, $214 million will be given to school districts throughout BC over three years to create or expand local school food programs. This new, ongoing program will support existing school-based programming while offering additional opportunities for students to access food at schools.

Read more about the Feeding Futures funding here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023ECC0020-000424
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Within SD48, we are prioritizing: 

  • The expansion of existing daily breakfast, lunch, and snack programs to ensure that every student who needs it has access to nutritious, stigma-free options 
  • BC and locally sourced foods when possible and supporting programs to reduce environmental impact and minimize food waste
  • The improvement of nutritious offerings and enhancement of food safety practices
  • The integration of food programs with holistic, hands-on learning opportunities that promote inclusion, connection and cultural sharing
  • The strengthening of  existing community partnerships (PAC, community groups, food banks) and exploring new partnerships


Do you have questions or ideas related to meal programs? Provide input by filling out the input form below or by emailing Meryn Corkery, School Food Coordinator, at [email protected] 


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Upcoming Pilot Program:

As part of the Feeding Futures program, Valleycliffe and Mamquam Elementary are participating in a pilot of a pay-what-you-can lunch program in partnership with the Cheakamus Centre’s catering services. Learn more about the pilot here:  https://www.sd48seatosky.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1165101&type=d&pREC_ID=1394217&tota11y=true