House of Lazarus
Robert Noseworthy – Westerra Homes
Mr. Noseworthy of Westerra Homes presented a cheque in the amount of $8000 to Cathy Ashby of the House of Lazarus, at the January 22nd meeting of Council. The funds are to support the Operation Backpack program.
Operation Backpack was launched in January 2019. Initially, House of Lazarus was partnering with three local schools to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks for 112 children to eat over their weekends, free of charge. Each backpack will contain food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as UHT milk. By spring 2019, this program was expanded to five local schools and 144 children.