Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools helping families in need during COVID pandemic | rdnewsNOW | Red Deer, Central Alberta

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By rdnewsNOW staff

Helping Hand

Apr 02, 2020

During this time of school building closures, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools (RDCRS) has been working to provide lunches for families in need.

To date, the division has supported 52 families with basic lunch items, such as milk, bread, juice boxes and fruit. These food items are delivered to the doorsteps of these families by our staff while maintaining social distancing.

“During these tough economic times, it’s important that as a school division we continue to support families so they can focus on learning in their homes,” says Superintendent of Inclusive Learning, Dave Khatib at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. “We are happy to provide continued support for our families through the Alberta Education school nutrition grant. We online order food from local grocery stores and it is then distributed to those families that need it.”

Officials with RDCRS say research shows students learn better and are able to achieve the goals of education when they have eaten a healthy meal. For the next 12 weeks, RDCRS hopes to use the school nutrition grant to continue providing basic lunch items for these families.

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