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.
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]
SD48 is currently quotations from qualified proponents with experience in large-scale food preparation, program planning and coordination, budgeting, and purchasing to apply for an upcoming SD48 Food Service Contract to prepare meals (off-site) for schools as a component of the provincial Feeding Futures program. The quotation is for the delivery of prepared lunches to two schools in Squamish from April 8th to June 21st as part of a pilot project.
Full details and how to apply are available here. Deadline Feb 27th at 10 am.