Kamloops Food Bank honoured for Starfish Backpack Program

The Kamloops Food Bank has won the 2019 BC Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association partnership award for its Starfish Backpack Program.

The award recognizes the valuable support provided to principals, vice-principals, teachers and students by individuals and groups who have shared their time, energy and expertise to support schools.

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The Starfish Backpack program was launched in 2016 at Arthur Hatton elementary by the the late Christopher Seguin, ensuring 10 students in need had food through the weekend.

The program now supports 120 students at multiple schools with backpacks filled with food and is presented in partnership between Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way and the Kamloops Food Bank.

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