A Visit from Minister David Eggen
Minister David Eggen stopped in for a visit on Friday to learn more about our school programs. He toured our facilities and we informed him that in 2015 we delivered more than 85,000 servings of yummy and nutritious soup to our Hot Soup Program schools.
Twice a week Calgary Meals on Wheels delivers a nutritious hot soup lunch to elementary schools with vulnerable students at no cost to the students or the schools. Many of the children participating in the Hot Soup Program face difficult personal life situations, poor nourishment and family stresses. The Hot Soup Program ensures children coming to school without lunch have the energy required to concentrate and learn.
We currently deliver to 12 elementary schools from both the Calgary Catholic School District and the Calgary Board of Education. This program is 100% funded by community support so we are constantly seeking funding to support the growth of this program and to enable these children to better learn, feel stronger and reach their full potential.