Municipality of the County of Inverness to Provide Food for Families
INVERNESS COUNTY, N.S. – The Municipality of the County of Inverness and Seaside Communications in cooperation with the Strait Area Centre for Education’s SchoolsPlus Program have teamed up to provide vulnerable residents with food resources.
“Right now, children are not able to access their regular school breakfast programs,” said Municipality of the County of Inverness CAO Keith MacDonald. “With the support of Seaside, Municipal staff have been able to fill and deliver food hampers to youth who are facing food insecurity during the pandemic.”
Through funds from Seaside Communications, staff from the Municipality and volunteers with the SchoolsPlus Program will distribute 130 food hampers to families throughout the county.
Schools participating in the SchoolsPlus program include:
- Whycocomagh Education Centre
- Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre in Terre Noire
- Inverness Education Centre
- Bayview Education Centre in Port Hood
Hampers are being delivered with the help of Strait Area Transit. The donation by Seaside Communications has also allowed additional food to be distributed to local food banks.
SchoolsPlus promotes use of school facilities by students, families, and the community. It provides a range of mental health services and other health programs together with mentoring, recreation programs, social work, homework support and justice services in schools where children, youth and families can easily access them.
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