Thursday, 29 December 2011

About Us

The Backpack Program of Strathcona Community Centre (SCC) provides nutritious snacks and meals to fill the “hunger gap” of the weekend when children are not supported by the school food programs they depend on during the week. This program has been running since November 2010 and has expanded to support over 275 children and 110 families. Every Friday, children pick up a bag filled with a variety of foods representing the basic nutritional food groups such as apples, soup, noodles, canned salmon, fruit juice, and yogurt.  Our food is donated by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and purchased at local community partners with funding from several charitable sources.