Chilliwack, BC (With files from Chilliwack Times/Progress and Star FM) – There is an ugly truth about summer holidays. It’s not that great if you have an empty hungry stomach and your family can barely fed you during summer holidays.
The Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society can only do their school lunch programs during school months so the gap has to be filled somehow.
(By the way, Chilliwack Bowls of Hope is manned – in part- by inmates who want to give back to the community. One can not express enough thanks to these people).
But that doesn’t mean the need isn’t still there.
While tipping their hat to Bowls of Hope, Ruth and Naomi’s Mission is providing lunches for kids five days a week starting on July 6 through to September 4.
Ruth and Naomi’s has partnered with Bowls of Hope, and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre (at Chilliwack secondary school). The lunches will run from noon to 1 p.m. and are open to kids in the school catchment areas of Little Mountain elementary, Central Elementary, McCammon Traditional Elementary and any other hungry child that comes for a meal. The meals will take place Monday to Friday at the Neighborhood Learning Centre. Lunch will be served from 12 pm until 1 pm. All children must be accompanied by a Legal Guardian.
Ruth and Naomi’s Mission staff and volunteers will make the meals in the facility provided by school district, with food provided by Bowls Of Hope and the caring citizens of Chilliwack.
Anyone who would like to donate food, volunteer or financially help with this children’s program can do so by contacting Cheryl at or visit www.ruthandnaomis.ca.