Considered the Most Important Meal of the Day!
The operation of school breakfast programs requires a tremendous amount of community support. Local businesses often encourage donations from their customers and provide donations directly. Volunteer time comes from the school’s staff, parents and other members of the school’s community. Volunteers are always needed states Bathurst’s Audrey Ronalds, provincial chairperson for Breakfast for Learning™. Interested and concerned individuals should contact their local school to find out how they can help. Volunteering for less than an hour in the morning once or twice a week would make a big difference. Ronalds is keen to point out that this very important program doesn’t just happen, it needs community support. She also hopes that the students who benefit don’t take it for granted and appreciate the efforts that go on in the background.
As well as providing a nutritious start to the day the breakfast program sets up opportunities for students to interact with others, be they fellow students or caring adults, in a friendly and supportive manner. This in itself contributes to a positive learning environment.
Shown in the accompanying photo are (l to r): Dan Lane, Manager Sobeys Bathurst Audrey Ronalds, provincial chairperson for Breakfast for Learning™ and George Daley - Vice Principal Bathurst High School.
Sources include a recent article "Breakfast for Learning and Sobeys gives students a great start to their Day!" by James Mallory published in the Northern Light newspaper September 25, 2012.