Starfish Cowichan Valley has been providing packs in one school in Cowichan Valley since April 2017. The program was created through the partnership of the 4 local Rotary Clubs in the Cowichan School District, Duncan, Duncan Daybreak, Chemainus and South Cowichan. Cowichan Green Community is pleased to support this program as of September 2019
With the Cowichan Valley being identified as one of the highest areas of Child Poverty in the province, we knew this was a program our community needed. Our local school district (SD 79 ) concurred, and estimated there are approximately 200 kids in Cowichan Valley that are going hungry and could be helped by the Starfish Program.
Fundraising is the single determining factor in how many children we are able to help. Through the generosity of people and businesses in our community we have been able to increase the number of packs per week.
$575 feeds one child all school year!
Please make Cheque payable to: ‘Cowichan Green Community Foundation’
Cheques can be mailed to: Cowichan Green Community, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC V9L 3W4
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“Thank you Starfish community for supporting our students at the school where I teach. After school today, I saw a couple of my students grinning happily as they carried their food bags into their vehicles. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for caring for our students.” Teacher