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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Goals:food

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
 
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Input:

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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Request for Quotations for Hot Lunch Providers in Squamish:

 

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.