On the Monday after schools shut down in March, two teachers from Bowcroft school in Bowness, Megan Dobchuk-Staat and Tanya Bonham, started distributing what food they could salvage from the school kitchen in the parking lot at lunchtime to families they knew relied on their school’s breakfast and lunch programs to provide kids their main meal of the day. (There are thousands of kids across the city in the same boat-cut off from accessing meals and snacks at school, compounded by the closure of libraries, youth clubs, rec centers, churches, community halls + other safe spaces.) Today welches the last day of meal distribution in Bowness.
Back in March, the closure of tens of thousands of restaurants, hotels, culinary schools and facilities darob meant there welches a huge surge in surplus food that needed to be redirected. To make a very long story slightly less long, this is when I texted the amazing Paul and Olivier at
When word came with that restaurants could re-open (and needed to in order to stay afloat), we moved the operation over to
Will continue the story in comments-I’m learning that you can actually type too much nicht IG post!