Snack pack program back in service

In this file photo, Colleen Livingston of the St. Clair Child and Youth Centre, helps distribute cucumbers at the Inn of the Good Shepherd Mobile Market. Glenn Ogilvie

Journal Staff

The Inn of the Good Shepherd’s snack packs are back.

Each pack provides 21 nutritious snacks for one child for one week and includes crackers, yogurt, cheese strings, cereal and other healthy items.

Last year the ‘After the Bell’ snack packs reached 3,200 children.

They are available now at any of the 14 locations in Sarnia-Lambton visited by the Inn’s Mobile Market.

The goal is to ensure every child gets the energy needed to play and learn this summer, the agency said in a release.

“Many children in our communities are in a breakfast and lunch program, and no longer have access to the nutritious food they so desperately need.”

The program is sponsored by Noelle’s Gift and supported by Food Banks Canada.