Your support changes lives! Check out Kendra’s* letter below to learn how BB4CK lunches have made an impact in her life:
Dear Brown Bagging Team,
I don’t even know where to begin expressing my appreciation towards you for filling my belly when needed and for you taking the time to coordinate for us so that we do have the chance to eat. My name is Kendra, I am 18 years old and live in a small two bedroom basement suite with not only myself but my 15 year old brother and two other males. In the last two weeks I’ve accessed other food resources five days a week trying to feed myself and three other people. I am on social assistance, although that can only go so far.
I’ve been searching for a job for almost five months now so I am able to provide for myself and the others, but it seems to be taking quite some time to get hired. I go to school full time trying to complete my high school diploma so that maybe one day I will go to SAIT. The only source of income I make is from social services. If I was not attending school full time my income would be cut and I would be living at the Drop-In Centre struggling more than ever.
Anyways, my point is that you have allowed me to regenerate off the food that you have given to us. Every Monday I am always so happy to come to school just for the food. It’s so amazing to have people such as yourself helping young people like myself, giving my school food so that my brain can function during the day and giving me the chance to come closer and closer to accomplishing my education goal. More importantly, eating at lunchtime gives us a break to sit and for all of us to be together.