Stacey Jennings is a busy mom of three and volunteer extraordinaire. She coordinates the Food & Friends morning meal program at Minto-Clifford Public School in Harriston, volunteering every school day to bring healthy food to hungry minds.
“Four years ago Minto-Clifford's morning meal program was almost non-existent. I saw an opportunity to help the students within our school and knowing the benefits it would have on certain kids was an added bonus”, Stacey tells us. “The children are so grateful and look forward to seeing what I’m serving for our morning meal every morning. I’m often stopped by kids out in the community, and they always ask “What’s for breakfast tomorrow?”
Stacey works tirelessly to complete all the menu planning, grocery shopping, food-prep, and clean-up for 450 students every day of the week. What’s even more impressive is that she offers this freshly prepared and healthy morning meal to every student, all on her own! Stacey ensures that all students are offered three different food-group items each day, to help fuel their brains so that they can better focus on their day of learning.
We are so grateful for Stacey and all the work that she puts into this awesome student nutrition program at Minto-Clifford School. That’s why we want to take this time to give her a huge Children’s Foundation ‘shout-out’ for being such an amazing and valuable volunteer. This program would not exist without her!