Smoothie Wednesday is proving very popular and lots of kids keep watch for the special item on the menu Fridays at the Brookswood Secondary Breakfast Club.
Now in its second year, the morning meal program serves about 100 kids each morning.
Line Therrien and Kelley Nelson oversee the program with lots of help from parents, teachers, local churches and students.
The kids can pick up yogurt, eggs, cereal, juice and fruit but the most popular is the bagels. And since these are teens, the program goes through a lot of food. It costs about $8,000 annually.
“I do shop around,” Therrien said.
And the program also benefits with big donations groups such as Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Minute Maid, Sources Food Bank, grateful parents and others…
On Oct. 6 the school was a local site celebrating Breakfast Day in Canada, with local dignitaries stopping by and volunteers from Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Coca-Cola lending a hand. Organizers also work to ensure food doesn’t go to waste. Leftover bananas go in the freezer to be used for smoothies. Leftover perishables go to the lunch room.