Due to COVID-19 Our Mindful Munchies Lunch program has gone mobile.
Mindful Munchies lunch program started 3 years ago as a partnership between Lethbridge Food Bank and My City Care. September 9th, 2019 marked the start date of our third year for Mindful Munchies. The program provided 21 schools/agencies with nutritious supplements.
With the school closure due to COVID-19 the program went mobile, delivering food supplements directly to families. Currently, over 820 children are receiving food supplements, a weeks’ worth of items to last until the next delivery. Each child receives a brown bag filled with nutritional items such as eggs, sandwiches, yogurt drinks, cheese, fruit, grain products and other protein sources. In addition to food items, children are receiving activity wellness kits, to promote health & wellness. These activity wellness kits are acquired through various organizations that wish to help support children at this time. Families are connected to the program through our two school authorities, self-referrals, and referrals from other agencies.
As of September 9, 2020 to December 16, 2020, there are 20,991 lunches that has been delivered to 27 schools and families who have opted into home schooling in Lethbridge. Our staff pre-bundled individual lunches to avoid as much contact as possible. Because of the new health restrictions and the school going online, we have switched back to home deliveries to still ensure continuous distribution of lunches to children in need.
This program is a collaborative effort with:
Holy Spirit School Division, Lethbridge School Division, Building Brains,Lethbridge Early Years Coalition, Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Lethbridge Play Charter, Lethbridge Public Library, City's Recreation and Culture Department.
To volunteer as a delivery driver, please contact carol at: [email protected]
For more information, Contact Maral Kiani Tari at: [email protected]