Similkameen Elementary Secondary School’s alternate program recently partnered with Cobs Bread of Penticton, receiving a large bin of bread on Wednesday, October 16.
SESS’ alternate program class individually wraps the bread, which comes in a variety of loaf styles and flavours. The school uses the bread in the elementary and secondary school in a variety of programs. including: the alternate class, the Aborginal education program, the cafeteria program and the breakfast programs. Any remaining loaves are distributed to the local food bank.
“The program is actually a partnership with the community,” said Naomi Ludington, who heads up the SESS Alternate Program. “The bread gets used in breadfast and lunch programs at the school, in addition to being donated to the local food bank.” Ludington said that the program will continue on a weekly basis, with the school receiving loaves each Monday morning.
Cobs Bread was pleased to find a way to distribute their bread through this program, rather than throwing excess loaves away.