Revelstoke school breakfast program expanding thanks to Columbia Basin grant

Columbia Basin Trust commits nearly $965,000 to 17 projects that address social issues.

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The Revelstoke School District's parent advisory council received funding through the Columbia Basin Trust's social grants program to help expand its breakfast program to all schools.Photo: SD19 website.

The Revelstoke School District’s breakfast program is receiving a financial boost thanks to a Columbia Basin Trust social grant. The district’s parent advisory council will receive $45,857 to expand the existing breakfast program to provide daily meals in all Revelstoke schools.

The Columbia Basin Trust social grants program is funding 17 projects for a total of nearly $965,000. The projects selected aim to improve the lives of basin residents by addressing social issues and making a positive difference.

“Through projects like these, the Trust is supporting the efforts of community organizations to help Basin residents address challenges, and improve the quality of their lives,” said Aimee Ambrosone, Columbia Basin Trust Director, delivery of benefits. “We applaud the tremendous dedication that people in our region put into aiding others—and we’re glad we can be there to support their efforts.”

The social grants program helps Basin residents rise above challenges in three significant areas including improving quality of life for vulnerable populations, like seniors or those living in poverty, helping children with mental health and developmental needs, and increasing the capacity of non-profit organizations in the social sector.

A description of all 17 projects can be found here.

For more information about the program, visit ourtrust.org/socialgrants.

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