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Hampstead School
River East Transcona School Division

Breakfast Program

​The Purpose

The purpose of the Hampstead School Breakfast Program is to provide breakfast to all hungry students in Grades 1 to 5. This program is a community treasure where children meet and eat together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Children may be hungry for a variety of reasons, not necessarily only due to economic hardship. Skipping breakfast and inappropriate meal practices are common in Canada. Research has shown that hungry children do not learn as well as children who are well fed.

The Program

  • Nutritious breakfast is served Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning between 8:30 and 8:55 a.m. No entry after 8:30 a.m. Classes start at 9:00 a.m.
  • Teachers are welcome to come and get food at any time during the day for any student.
  • Adult volunteers, including parents, arrive at 8:00 a.m. to prepare and serve food.
  • We strive to provide healthy, nutritious food choices for your children.
  • There is no fee to participate.

The Parents

This program will be most effective and long-lasting if the parents of Hampstead School students are able and willing to volunteer. Nutritious food programs are essential for all Canadian families and help to build caring communities. Please consider helping out, even once or twice a month if you can. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s friends and would only take about an hour of your time in the morning.

If you are interested in having your child participate, please pick up a registration form at the school office or download a copy from the "Documents & Forms" section of this website.