The ‘I Bought a Lunch’ campaign is back in Moose Jaw for its 13th year. The program aims to make sure that 400 lower income schoolchildren in Moose Jaw have lunch to eat every school day, and Hunger in Moose Jaw is looking to raise $75,000 by November 17th for this year’s program.  

Hunger in Moose Jaw purchases food and coordinates volunteers in the preparation and delivery of fresh lunches. Sharla Sept, Executive Director with Hunger in Moose Jaw, shared that “Every child gets a fresh made lunch every day and includes a sandwich, a fruit and a veg, a snack and a milk or milk product.” 

Sept also spoke on the importance of the $75,000 goal in supporting the program. “With the increased demand and increased cost of items that we use for the program, we really do need to raise these funds this year. It costs approximately $150 a day just in the bread alone to provide our lunches, just to give people an idea of what the costs are, and about $1000 a week in fruits and veg that we provide daily.” 

While $75,000 is the goal for November 17th, Sept added that the number is the “bare minimum food cost” for running the program during the year. 

If you’re interested in donating to the campaign, you can visit Hunger in Moose Jaw during office hours, etransfer, send a cheque, or call in with a credit card over the phone at (306) 692-1916. 

Other programs offered by Hunger in Moose Jaw during the year include the Good Food Box, Junior Chef Program, Yara Community Gardens, and Community Kitchen Classes. For further information, see their website.


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