When schools closed unexpectedly in March 2020, many of our students were left without the valuable supports that they receive during the school day. Some students receive their only food at school through the nutrition programs. On average, 4000 breakfasts, snacks, and lunches are served daily in 19 Saskatoon Public Schools to kids that really need it and who may not have food otherwise.
There are students that find school their safe place – a place where they can be a kid and receive the support of their teachers and classmates. Phys Ed offers them a chance to exercise their body while class time exercises their minds. Without schools being open, some students were alone and there were parents unsure and unable to feed and entertain their children.
As a result, the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation launched the Cheer Crate Campaign in late April 2020 to help address the challenges facing many families in the school division during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to do something that was uplifting and positive for our families.
Cheer Crates were delivered in May, June, September and December. Through the work of community school coordinators and staff in Saskatoon Public Schools, families were identified as in need of the extra support. As a result, we delivered Cheer Crates to over 2200 families in over 50 schools across Saskatoon in 2020.
Cheer Crates are valued at approximately $100 each and consist of food including dairy products, eggs, bread, fruits and vegetables, cereal and canned goods as well as books, hygiene items and fun activities for the family.
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please send to:
Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation
310 21st Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M7
Please write "Cheer Crate Campaign" on the memo line.
Receipts will be provided for donations over $20.
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