“I’m in awe of the dedication that Mrs. Dunk puts into our Breakfast Program. She is truly one of a kind and we are so lucky to have her at Paul A. Fisher to run this very important program for our students”.
Special Education Resource Teacher, Paul A. Fisher PS, Burlington.
Mrs. Jacquie Dunk, grandmother of two students at Halton Food for Thought partner school Paul A. Fisher in Burlington, has been running their Breakfast Cart Program for the past 4 years. Mrs. Dunk has taken ownership in not only planning the healthy snacks served to the students, but she also shops and prepares all our food, organizes the student volunteers, ensures that students are eating and then cleans everything up.
Every week, HFFT grandparent volunteer Jacquie, with help from grade 6 student volunteers, serves over 100 students two times per week, the healthy food they need to be successful both personally and academically.
What happens when we feed students healthy food at school?
In our latest survey of new HFFT partner schools 85% report an increase in attentiveness and readiness to learn and a 66% reduction in at risk student behaviour. HFFT partner schools also report that when students have access to healthy food they are better prepared to focus on their studies; 71% report improved school performance.
These are our kids; they deserve our support! Thank you to Mrs. Jacquie Dunk and the Paul A. Fisher for helping to ensure no student goes hungry at school in Halton.
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