Hot lunch day at school

Barriere Elementary now offering two hot lunch days a month

Dylan Matthews enjoys a bowl of hot chicken noodle soup during lunch time at Barriere Elementary.

Dylan Matthews enjoys a bowl of hot chicken noodle soup during lunch time at Barriere Elementary.

After much planning and preparation Barriere Elementary School PAC was excited to prepare and serve its first hot lunch of over 130 bowls of homemade chicken noodle soup on Monday, Feb. 1.

This program is run on a by donation basis; therefore all students who would like to participate are able to – regardless of their financial situation.

The PAC say they are very grateful for the fantastic community support they have received with this program.

They obtained a $500 grant from Interior Savings Credit Union, $400 from Success by Six, and $290 from the Barriere Legion to use towards the purchase of reusable bowls. Aladin also donated 100 bowls.

In addition to this, Mitchell’s Mountain Beef have offered to donate the beef needed for the hot lunch days.

The start up goal is to have two hot lunch days a month for the remainder of this school year, with the hopes to increase it to a weekly service in the 2016/2017 school year.

The PAC is still looking for donations to help towards the cost of food, small kitchen supplies (such as crock pots, food processor, utensils, etc).

They are also looking for community volunteers to help prepare the hot lunches. Please contact the Barriere Elementary School PAC if you are able to offer support in any way by emailing: barrierehotlunch@gmail.com.