Nathen Shandler of Beljam's Waffles food truck dished up 130 free waffles to students at Langley Meadows Community School on Friday morning. For the past three years, Shandler has given away free breakfast to elementary school students at the end of his food truck season to use up his surplus ingredients. The last two years he served breakfast at a school on the Downtown East Side in Vancouver.

Food truck dishes up free breakfast for Langley students

Nathen Shandler of Beljam's Food Truck served free waffles to 130 students at Langley Meadows Community School on Friday morning

The library at Langley Meadows Community School was buzzing with excitement on Friday morning, as 130 students were served fresh waffles from the Beljam’s Waffles Food Truck.

This is the third year that owner Nathan Shandler has cooked a free meal for students, using the surplus ingredients left over at the end of his food truck season.

“At the end of the season we have our extra food leftover, and we decided to donate it. And the Breakfast Club of Canada is a great thing, so we like to support it,” Shandler said.

“And really, what’s more important for us, there are a ton of other food trucks that close up every year, and I would challenge them to do the same thing. Because I know that they all have leftover groceries, leftover ingredients.”

Originally based in Vancouver, Shandler made waffles for students at Lord Strathcona Elementary on the Downtown East Side for the last two years.

But having recently moved to a home in Cloverdale with his wife, and moved their business operations to Langley, “we felt that we need to give back to the community that supports us. And they really have been really supportive,” Shandler said.

In the past, students have given them handmade art as a thank you for the waffles — something that Shandler says he is very touched by.

“It makes you feel good,” he said.

“The kids are really appreciative of us coming out. When went to Strathcona, they made little cards for us … they did little artwork to say thank you and drew pictures of our truck.

“That’s the pay off, that really is the pay off.”

Just Posted

Coleman decides against running for Surrey mayor

‘I’m a Langley guy,’ MLA says

Glow Langley returns bigger and brighter this Christmas

Organizers will also introduce Harvest Glow — a celebration of autumn

Aldergrove Food Bank leader ‘retires’

Darlene Isaak has a ‘legacy written in the hearts and bellies of the vulnerable’

A closer look at law enforcement for RCMP junior cadets

Annual Langley event marks 13th year

Langley man arrested for alleged voyeurism at BCIT

Burnaby RCMP have arrested a 48-year-old man after he allegedly took photos of a woman in a washroom

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Restaurant Brands International to review policy over poaching employees

One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

Three people died and four others were injured in the crash

Union construction cost competitive, B.C. Building Trades say

Non-union firms can bid on infrastructure, but employees have to join international unions

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet ahead of Liberals’ team for 2019

Trudeau could lighten the work loads of cabinet ministers who currently oversee more than one portfolio

Car calls 911 on possible impaired B.C. driver

A luxury car automatically calls Princeton police to scene of crash involving alcohol

BC Games marks 40 years in 2018

Cowichan Games a milestone for BC Games Society

VIDEO: Life’s a beach at this B.C. sand sculpting contest

More than $50,000 was up for grabs at the annual contest held in Parksville

Most Read