Our Healthy Food Program provides nutritious, locally sourced lunches to students in grades K-9 at Cumberland Community School. For the 2019-2020 school year, CCSS will be serving lunches Mondays- Thursdays. At $3.50 for a small portion and $4.00 for a regular portion, meals are affordable and popular. Full and partial subsidies are available for families needing support.
To place an order for December, select your meal size
For more information on this program, or to apply for subsidy, please contact our Lunch Coordinator, Thea Cockerton, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-336-8511 or our Executive Director, Sue Loveless, at email@example.com.
Donations can be made on our website here or by contacting our Executive Director.
Thank you for supporting our Healthy Food Program!
Over the past year, CCSS served an average of 2,730 meals per month and 21% of these were provided free of charge to students in need. This valuable program ensures that all Cumberland students have access to healthy food and nutrition. Children who are properly nourished are better learners with fewer behavioural problems.
Lunch Program participants are exposed to a variety of different foods, including a monthly salad bar, which helps them to establish a healthy diet. Students enrolled in the program share meals together providing an opportunity to develop friendships and social connections. The kitchen provides a safe space for children to get a snack, spend time and connect with a caring adult. Students routinely help with preparing meals and cleaning up, teaching them important life skills.
This program also provides opportunities for local residents to volunteer and connect with children in their neighbourhood. Over the past year, 81 individuals contributed a total of 320 volunteer hours to this program.
A heartfelt thank you to School District #71, Cumberland Dental, the Cumberland Legion, the Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial, the Province of BC and First Credit Union for their financial contributions to this program; the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program for bi-monthly deliveries of fresh fruit, vegetables and milk; Seeds Food Market for local ordering, and our local food vendors for providing delicious, low cost meals throughout the school year- Plate’s Eatery & Catering Co., Custom Gourmet, Cumberland Village Bakery, Riders Pizza, Quality Foods, Scoops & Slices and Kama Bento. Thanks also to the adult and student volunteers who help in the kitchen prepping food and washing dishes! We couldn’t make it happen without you.