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LLCS donates Wild Salmon to the “KidSafe” Program at Thunderbird Elementary School

Press Release Jul 22, 2021

LLCS donates 800 lbs of Wild Salmon to the “KidSafe” Program at Thunderbird Elementary School

On July 21st 2021, Lotus Light Charity volunteers were thrilled to deliver 800 lbs of wild caught BC salmon to benefit approximately 250 vulnerable students in East Vancouver, in addition to several low-income families in the Coquitlam area.

Thunderbird Elementary, the primary recipient of the salmon donation, is located across the street from BC’s largest social housing projects, where many of the students live. Majority of these young students are from working poor families, single parent households, and immigrant/refugee families.

Janey Lee, a teacher at Thunderbird, commented on the donation made by the LLCS. “We are grateful for Lotus Light’s generous food donation which supports about 250 kids and their families in the “Kidsafe” program for the most vulnerable and at-risk students at our school. The program offers vulnerable children nutritious meals, educational activities, and field-trips during the summer break when school is closed, in addition to weekly food hampers.”

As volunteers unloaded the 800 lbs of wild salmon into freezers at Thunderbird Elementary, they realized that 100 lbs of the donation were unable to fit; one volunteer took the initiative to deliver and distribute the leftover salmon amongst six low-income families in the Coquitlam area.

Master Lian Tzi, President of the LLCS, commented: “we see so many families struggle due to poverty, and we have to do whatever we can to help them.”

The LLCS would like to specially thank the anonymous BC Indigenous Band for the salmon donation. The LLCS would additionally like to thank its volunteer team, Janey Lee, teacher at Thunderbird School, along with the school’s building engineer for making this donation possible. The LLCS extends a special thanks to Jean Ho from Leader Cold Storage who arranged the free delivery from their Richmond warehouse to the school.

Since March 2020, the LLCS Covid-19 Community Caring Drive has distributed over 10,000 lbs of food each month to serve inner-city school children, Indigenous groups, single parent families, community kitchens, low-income families, and seniors living in social housing across the Lower mainland. The LLCS will continue to partner with local food producers, food distributors, and community agencies to deliver much needed-food to help those disadvantaged by the pandemic.

The Lotus Light Charity Society would like to thank our generous corporate and individual sponsors for their financial support and in-kind donations. For more information on various Lotus Light’s charity programs, please contact us by email:llcsvancouver@gmail.com, Tel: 604-685-5548, or visit lotus light website: http://vllcs.org.  Lotus Light Charity Society registered number:  BN 14110-4893-RR0001.

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