Two organizations help students in need
Editor: There is plenty of research on brain development which points to a direct connection between learning and proper nutrition, but the fact that more and more children are falling into poverty and going hungry or homeless or without medical care is nowhere more evident than in our schools.
Our young people are not set up for success in school if they are hungry. There are organizations in our community that help schools feed our students, so that they can be set up for success.
On behalf of the Langley Secondary community, I want to thank two of these wonderful organizations. Otter Co-op has consistently, over the years, provided gift cards to Langley Secondary to help purchase snacks and juice boxes for students who need some nourishment during the day at school.
The second organization is Kimz Angels. Kim Snow heads up this group of people who tirelessly volunteer their time to collect food and clothing to help students in need at Langley Secondary.
Kim is just a text or an email away. If we have a student who needs a winter coat and a pair of boots, we just send her the sizes and next thing you know it is delivered to our office.
We are so grateful to Kimz Angels and Otter Co-op, who demonstrate every day why Langley is a wonderful community in which to live.
Dawne Tomlinson, principal,
Langley Secondary School