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Lotus Light Delivers Food Hampers for Inner-City Schools Students before Thanksgiving

Lotus Light Delivers Food Hampers for Inner-City Schools Students before Thanksgiving

With school back in session, low-income families turns to school student assistance program for supports after the summer break. Lotus Light Charity Society has organized volunteers to pack and distribute 300 hampers, including tuna pouches, cereal cup, gravy and stuffing, spaghetti, instant rice, hand soap and sanitizers, to inner-city school students before the Thanksgiving Holyday. The schools that received student hampers from Lotus Light include Britannia Elementary School, Thunderbird Elementary School, Lord Strathcona Elementary School, Xpey’ Elementary School and Chief Maquinna Elementary School.

Lotus Light has established food support program to help low-income student families in inner-city schools for many years. Each week, the LLCS donates over 100 pounds of non-perishable food items to support Strathcona Community Centre’s Children Food Backpack Program, more than 20,000 lbs of nutrient food have been donated to Strathcona Elementary and other inner-city schools student food programs since 2014.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lotus Light has specially created the hampers program for inner-city students, and has donated more than 1,700 hampers with fresh produce, fruit, rice, cans of pasta and tuna, breakfast cereal cups, chocolate, cookies, personal hygiene items, soap, detergents, toothpaste, masks and stationery, to help students from low-income families.

The Lotus Light hamper for inner-city school program is well accepted and appreciated by schools. Below are a few comments sent to us by student program coordinators from the recipient schools.

  • “Thank you so much”, Stephanie, student program assistant Britannia Elementary.
  • “This looks amazing. We’d love to receive your kind donation hamper for our students.” Ms. Janey Lee Teacher at Thunderbird Elementary wrote: “That is AWESOME and we are so grateful for your support for our neediest families.”
  • “We have approximately 100 families in need, we will gladly accept as many hampers as you are able to give”, Coordinator Claudia Bevacqua from Lord Strathcona Elementary School wrote. “Thank you for your generosity.”
  • “We would love the hampers. Thank you so much.” Coordinator Marlee Cultum from X’Prey Elementary School wrote.

LLCS Covid-19 Community Caring Drive will continue partnering with generous corporations, food warehouses, local food assistance groups, and food distribution hubs to distribute much needed food as well as personal protection equipment to help people in need in our community. 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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