The Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary donated $12,000 to local school breakfast programs. Photo: submitted

The Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary donated $12,000 to local school breakfast programs. Photo: submitted

Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary donates $12,000 to school breakfast programs

Group donates $2000 to the breakfast programs at each of Castlegar’s six schools.

The Castlegar and District Hospital Auxiliary has given $2000 to the breakfast programs at each of Castlegar’s six schools.

The volunteer-run organization operates the Treasure Shop thrift store and uses the proceeds to support health-related community initiatives including equipment purchases for the Castlegar Health Centre. Over the years they have donated more than $800,000 throughout the community.

“The donation from this incredible group of volunteers is hugely appreciated by each and every student who participates in our school breakfast programs,” said School District 20 education assistant and city councilor Cherryl MacLeod.

“These volunteers work tirelessly to raise funds for community donations like these. The next time you are in the Treasure Shop, please support the shop and express gratitude for their help in feeding our school-aged children.”

MacLeod says that there are no barriers to accessing local school breakfast programs and the additional $2000 in each school’s budget will allow them to continue providing varied and nutritious breakfasts to many students.

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