A DONATION to a local organization will go a long way to help feed hungry schoolchildren.
Kalum Community School Society welcomed a $1,500 cheque from the Rotary Club of Terrace for its school soup program, which provides soup for lunch to students at Skeena Jr. Secondary every Wednesday, and soon will expand to Caledonia Senior Secondary and Thornhill Jr.
Volunteers cut up all the vegetables to make soup, and will use lentils or barley in place of meat so it’s always meatless to appeal to students who may be vegetarian or vegan.
One pot of soup is about 25 litres and, at one cup per serving, that’s 100 servings and two pots are made, says Agatha Jedrzejczyk from the society.
Students also get a bun to go with the soup and there’s enough that they can have two.
They are asked to pay 25 cents for the soup meal, but if students don’t have a quarter, then they get soup anyway, says Jedrzejczyk.
And often students will pay for their friends, she adds.
Kalum Community School Society is looking for people to donate produce or funds that it can use for the soup program as the need is greater than ever, says Jedrzejczyk.