Fuel Up School Lunch Program Fights Food Insecurity

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SPUD, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley’s local, sustainable, organic grocery delivery service, is partnering with the Fuel Up School Lunch Program to support vulnerable families, provide healthy meals, and ensure that no child goes hungry.

Fuel Up School Lunch Program Fights Food Insecurity

Fuel Up School Lunch Program

Did you know that 1 in 6 Canadian children under the age of 18 are affected by household food insecurity? Canada has over one million kids that need help to fight off hunger—and you can make a difference.

The Fuel Up School Lunch Program prepares fresh lunches for elementary and middle schools in the New Westminster and Abbotsford School Districts, along with select institutions in Burnaby, Vancouver, and West Vancouver. Their programs support vulnerable children in schools so that they too receive hot lunch, subsidized without classmates noticing. This school lunch program launched in 2019 to achieve an important goal: to ensure that no child is hungry, and every child eats healthy. 

They’ve created a fresh meal delivery solution that offers more people healthy, tasty, and warm food that is good quality, yet affordable—an essential necessity, especially during COVID-19. 

So far, the program has served 60,000+ hot lunches and 35,000+ subsidized meals!

How the Program Works

A portion from each meal ordered supports a subsidy for a child who otherwise might not have a lunch to eat. School districts have the option to implement a subsidy program, offering partial or full coverage for student meal costs. These meals are individually packaged and are made in-house, fresh from scratch. Subsidized and unsubsidized meals are made and packaged the exact same to reduce any stigmatization that may happen.

How You Can help Fight Food Insecurity  

Here are a few ways to show your support through SPUD:

  1. Purchase one of the SPUD Back to School Bundles, they are donating $1 per bundle
  2. Place non-perishable items in your SPUD bin:
    • Pasta
    • Snacks with a long shelf life: granola bars, chips, popcorn, baked goods, crackers
    • Canned food
    • Dried Food
    • Soy beverage products (that can be stored in room temperature)
  3. Donate to the Fuel Up School Lunch Program through one of SPUD’s donation buttons

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  1. Cassandra AndertonThursday, August 26th, 2021 — 4:11pm PDT

    Thank you so much for spreading the word about this, and other great programs, as always. AND thanks for stepping up SPUD!

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