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Pigskin
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« on: April 27, 2023, 06:37:09 PM »

A little while back our church had to shut down our food bank. Monday we decided to close our Sunday morning welcome spot. This was a place homeless and needy people could come and get a coffee and a snack on Sunday mornings. Unfortunately the people using the service were becoming to violent with our volunteers, and each other. This morning we teamed up with one of the elementary schools in the area, and will be servicing breakfast and lunch to all children from that school that are in need of breakfast and or lunch. This is not new to Winnipeg, as there are a few schools in Winnipeg running this program. It's amazing how many children go to school each day without breakfast or skip lunch.   
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2023, 07:26:08 AM »

Schools get grants to run such programs.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2023, 06:27:49 PM »

Great first day at the school. 9 kids to the early morning program. 33 in total for breakfast. Not serving junk like pop tarts or gondola bars. Cereal, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, and toast or French toast. A big item was banana slice on toast, with cinnamon. Milk, orange and apple juice.

Lunch: We had 42 kids. Today was sandwich day. Sides everyday, raw vegetables, fruit salad, and some home made cookies. No soft drinks. Milk, water, and ice tea.

Tuesday, lasagna. Wednesday, beef stew. Thursday, home made pizza, Friday, BQ hamburgers and hotdogs. 

The people that prep this food are all amazing. Most of the lunches are made fresh that day.  The servers were excellent with the kids. Excellent group.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2023, 06:41:42 PM »

Well done.  Kids living in those circumstances need support.  Regardless of external funding this can't do anything but help.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2023, 06:21:43 PM »

Well it's been a great week. Homemade burgers today, excellent. But the chili lasagna on Tuesday was incredible  So many amazing people helping out.
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