After school, the Foods Lab is cooking up a storm for those outside our four walls, four days every month! There has been an average turnout of 15 volunteers to help on each of these days. Your child has been learning to make hearty soups, slice bread, bake goodies, make and pack 400 sandwiches and lunch bags, follow instructions, clean up, and work together beautifully. The Foods Lab teacher, Mrs. Mavis Anthony, has been very pleased and amazed with the work ethic and team play of all the students.
300 lunch bags go out to Vancouver’s downtown eastside, to those who are currently experiencing financial challenges or homelessness. We are pleased to partner with Squamish Nations who come to pick-up the 300 lunch bags and hand them out on our behalf. We’re hoping we can join them in handing out the lunch bags in the future when it is more COVID safe.
100 lunch bags go out to New Westminster’s downtown, to individuals who are currently experiencing financial challenges or homelessness. Operation: New Genesis, our JKCS student-led initiative, takes the lead in this outreach, and partners with Union Gospel Mission who hand out the 100 lunch bags on our behalf. We’re hoping we can join them in handing out the lunch bags in the future when it is more COVID safe.
Our lunch bags include a yummy sandwich, a home-made baked good, a juice box and/or a bottle of water, soft healthy snacks, fruit, and some sweets, hopefully to last over two meals.
In addition, our volunteers are preparing Soup SACS for 30 newly arrived refugees once a month for their community dinner. See the following JKCS video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLMfRf1G2Ig
If your child has been one of the faithful students cooking up a storm in the Foods Lab, perhaps it’s time to ask them to prepare the evening meal at home for you this week!
Jeyne Lund, Missions and Outreach Coordinator