Group aims to feed hungry students at George Jay

Victoria residents can help feed hungry schoolchildren in the community by simply eating out this week.

Victoria residents can help feed hungry schoolchildren in the community by simply eating out this week.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, 39 local restaurants will be participating in From Breakfast to Beethoven, a one-day fundraiser to help raise funds to feed students at George Jay Elementary School.

According to Karen Clarke, a volunteer with the fundraiser, roughly 30 per cent of students arrive hungry every morning.

The volunteer group hopes to raise $10,000 to provide nutritious breakfasts for students that will include smoothies, muffins, yogurt, fruit and toast.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music is also introducing students to music through the children’s music journey program

“The combination of having a good breakfast and access to beautiful music, it’s actually starting to affect these children’s lives in positive way,” Clarke said.

“Students that were having behavioural issues or were struggling academically were getting switched on and getting along better with their classmates.”

Participating restaurants include Bard and Banker, Blue Fox Cafe, Milestones, Irish Times, Shine Cafe, Ten Acres and the Steamship Grill & Bar.

Any additional funds raised will go towards the children’s music journey program.

For a full list of participating restaurants visit vcm.bc.ca/fb2b.

 

 

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