Valley Gardens Middle School officially started a Nutrition Program to support students and families during this challenging time.
Students and families can pick up food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. at Valley Gardens; if they are unable to come to the school VG will drop it off at their homes. Students go to the school and are greeted outside the front doors (practising social distancing) and VG staff share a smile and a story, and provide food. The other day it was ham dinners and sandwiches, along with dairy, desserts, and other staples.
Any VG student/family is invited to pick up/have food delivered. The school has amazing partnerships with Giant Tiger, Freshco and Superstore that provide ongoing support to the program and they are truly thankful for their generosity and for being charismatic partners within the school community.
A group of dedicated educational assistants, teachers and administrators form the planning team and schedule meal preparation on Mondays and Wednesdays. This amazing group of EAs organize the preparation of all the food/meals. Other EAs have been preparing and donating foods to supplement the program. It is a wonderful example of servant leadership and speaks to the caring environment that exists at VG.