Next week, the Zal and Rose Yanovsky School Breakfast Fund will get a boost as staff members at Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho donate their time to make breakfasts in support of The Food Sharing Project.
On December 13 and 14, at Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho, respectively, breakfasts will be available to pick up for the price of a donation to the fund. This is the 19th year in a row these breakfasts will raise money for the Zal and Rose Yanovsky School Breakfast Fund, which was set up in memory of Zal Yanovsky and Rose Richardson in honour of their commitment to providing food for those who need it.
The Fund is held at The Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, and each year, the income from the fund is granted to The Food Sharing Project, which provides food to 88 schools across KFL&A, according to a release from The Food Sharing Project.
Each week, 10,000 meals and hearty snacks are served to students needing nutritious food at school. As inflation outpaces income, more families are relying on healthy food at school, so they can pay rent, utilities, or put gas in the car to get to work, according to the release.
“The Food Sharing Project has seen costs rise 20 per cent,” said Andy Mills, Executive Director of The Food Sharing Project. “That’s $100,000 more to spend on food just to meet the same volume as the previous school year. Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho staff donate their time, and the food, of course, is delicious!”
Since its inception, over $218,000 has been granted from the Fund, according to the release. As the fund grows with donations, so does its annual granting power to get nutritious meals to hundreds of students. Read more about the fund on the Community Foundation website.
The public is encouraged to call ahead to reserve their coffee and breakfast box:
- Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Chez Piggy from 7 to 9 a.m. Call 613-549-7673 to reserve.
- Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Pan Chancho from 7 to 9 a.m. Call 613-544-7790 to reserve.
Those who can’t make it to breakfast can still support the fundraiser by making a donation online or by mail, through the Community Foundation at 613-546-9696.