Student Nutrition a Major Focus for the HFCRD

  Posted: December 22, 2022

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) will be offering hot meals to students in its seven schools as well as fully supporting a milk program in three schools. This is possible due to contributions from a Nutrition Grant from Alberta Education, as well the generosity of community donors as well as local grocers and restaurants.

“We believe it’s extremely important for students to be well fed,” said Superintendent Betty Turpin.  “It’s much easier for students to focus when they have had a good meal. We are thankful for the Government of Alberta’s contribution, and blessed by the generosity of the people and businesses in all our communities.”

Ecole Providence in McLennan will be offering all students free hot lunches daily with milk. Thanks to partnerships with A&W and Boondocks, St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie will be able to offer its students a free hot lunch once a week. Good Shepherd School in Peace River students will have a daily free milk and the school will be partnering with the local Subway and Matt’s Pizza providing each student with a free hot lunch once every three weeks. Rosary School in Manning will be offering students a free hot lunch each week starting in February of 2023 as well as daily milk. The HFCRD also continues to support St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview with its Hot Lunch Program (a sample of the St. Stephen’s hot lunch schedule is posted above) and Holy Family School in Grimshaw’s Hot Breakfast Program.