Our New Charity of the Month, Starfish Pack.

Our New Charity of the Month, Starfish Pack.

By:

Nadine |

July 10, 2023
Nourishing Communities One Backpack at a Time.

We are excited to announce our new Charity of the Month, Starfish Pack.

In every community, there are children who go to bed hungry, unable to concentrate in school due to empty stomachs. It is a heartbreaking reality that Starfish Pack, a remarkable charity initiative, seeks to address. By providing nutritious meals and support, Starfish Pack aims to impact the lives of these children and their families positively. In this blog, we will delve into the inspiring work of Starfish Pack and explore how it is nourishing communities one backpack at a time.

star fish backpack Abbotsford
star fish backpack Abbotsford

A Glimpse into Starfish Pack’s Mission

At the heart of Starfish Pack lies a simple yet powerful mission: to provide weekend food support to children experiencing hunger. The organization recognizes that nutrition is crucial for a child’s physical and cognitive development. By addressing food insecurity, Starfish Pack aims to empower children to reach their full potential, both academically and in life.

The Backpack Program

Starfish Pack’s flagship initiative is its Backpack Program. The program discreetly provides children from food-insecure households with backpacks filled with nutritious food items every Friday. These backpacks include easy-to-prepare meals and snacks like oatmeal, cereal, fruit cups, canned goods, and more. The goal is to ensure that children have access to nourishing meals throughout the weekend when school meal programs are unavailable.

changing the world one child at a time
changing the world one child at a time

Building Strong Partnerships

Starfish Pack understands that addressing food insecurity requires collaboration and strong partnerships within the community. The charity works closely with schools, volunteers, businesses, and sponsors to make a lasting impact. Through these partnerships, Starfish Pack identifies children in need and secures funding, donations, and volunteers to support the program’s operations.

This month, we are proud to be one of these partners. Donate your bottle return via our in-location bins or the Depozip and FastDrop web app to help us support this great cause.

The Ripple Effect

The impact of Starfish Pack’s work goes beyond providing meals. By addressing children’s basic needs, the organization enhances their overall well-being and allows them to focus on their education. When children are well-fed and nourished, they experience improved academic performance, better attendance, increased self-esteem, and a greater sense of belonging within their school community.

What can you do to help?

If reading about this important local charity has inspired you to take action, there are many ways to help.

1) Donate your household returns to this charity.

2) Ask your coworkers and office to donate their recyclable
containers too.

3) Organize a bottle drive to raise even more funds.

4) Drop off your containers in one of the donation bins in our depots.

Thanks for helping us support this great cause!

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