Breakfast Program for Vulnerable Students Gets a Big Boost

Community, Schools & Students

Today, the Vancouver School Board’s breakfast program got a big boost from CIBC Wood Gundy at Bentall on their Miracle Day. Throughout the day, CIBC Wood Gundy investment advisors have agreed to donate their day’s commission to support breakfast programs for needy kids across the district.

“We understand the importance of having a healthy start to a successful day and we are committed to ensuring students don’t go hungry in Vancouver schools,” says Jeff Watchorn, Investment Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy at Bentall. “Today we’ll be working very hard to raise as much money as possible for VSB breakfast programs.”

Currently the Vancouver School Board runs programs in 12 schools. Jennifer Cook, supervisor of VSB Food Services says it costs only $1.80 per day to provide a warm and healthy breakfast in a safe and caring environment for students in need. Such breakfasts are critical to fostering learning and they ensure our most vulnerable students have the energy needed each day to succeed in their classrooms.

“Thousands of Vancouver children have benefited from the generosity of the employees of CIBC Wood Gundy at Bentall,” said Jennifer Cook, Supervisor, VSB Food Services. “Their donations have been and continue to be a huge boost to our breakfast programs.”

Over the past 20 years, CIBC Wood Gundy at Bentall has donated over a million dollars to the VSB Breakfast Program. Over the years, they have traditionally we’ve supported five schools. This year, CIBC Wood Gundy at Bentall have agreed to support two additional schools as well.

All school breakfast programs are funded by charitable donations. Donations can be directed to the Vancouver School Board, Food Services.