Academic Success Programs
Studies have shown that school food programs help child food insecurity and contribute to:
Higher intakes of fruits and vegetables,
Positive impacts on children’s physical & mental health,
Social connections & academic success
Hot Lunch Program
Every Wednesday, we provide to the Gabriola Elementary School a ‘pay what you can’ Hot Lunch at the elementary school. By providing nutritious meals, students’ learning ability and health is supported. Community and PAC volunteers and supporters are key to the success of this program.
Yogurt, fruit, and oat jars are provided in the elementary school for students who need a healthy breakfast to support their learning ability.
Emergency Snacks & Lunches
With donations from Nester’s Food Market, we provide sandwiches, fruit, and cheese & crackers to stock the fridge at the elementary school. This is for any student who may need it and addresses hunger amongst early learners
School Garden Program
During Spring and Fall, every class at the elementary school is invited to rotate through the PHC gardens located on The Commons property. Through hands-on activities, students learn about their food system and plant, tend, harvest, and eat food from the gardens. The students grow food that is used in the Hot Lunch Program and community programs.