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Back to School: Breakfast Club in Penticton needs volunteers

Feedway Foundationworking with 5 schools and serving 1,000 breakfasts a week in Penticton
Feedway Foundation is looking for volunteers for the breakfast program at 5 schools in Penticton. (Submitted)

It’s back to school time and the local breakfast program in Penticton is in need of volunteers.

This school year, the Feedway Foundation is working with five schools and will be serving up to 1,000 breakfasts a week in Penticton. They are seeking an army of 60-plus volunteers to make this happen.

Feedway Foundation works with Breakfast Club Canada providing a nutritious and consistent menu.

“We all know breakfast is a very important meal, especially for kids. Kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day,” said Feedway Foundation’s Johnny Aantjes.

Feedway Foundation’s goal is to ensure all kids are fed a healthy breakfast every morning before school, where they can interact with their peers in a positive environment.

But the foundation needs help to make this happen.

They are looking for volunteers to help during the school season: select weekdays (or when you can) from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Columbia, Queens Park, Carmi, West Bench and ConnectEd schools in Penticton.

Your duties may include prepping food, serving breakfast, and helping to clean up.

To learn more, please contact: Joni Cutler: 250-490-7957 /

The foundation is always looking for donations with 100 per cent of funds going to feeding children with no administration fees.

People can donate online and get a tax receipt at

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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