$5,000 Donated to Coquitlam Firefighter's Annual Charity Gala

May 9, 2019
Foxridge Homes BC

For the third year in a row, Qualico has proudly sponsored the Coquitlam Firefighter’s Annual Charity Gala with a $5,000 donation. Firefighters are used to responding to a variety of different emergencies, but in 2014, they realized there was one emergency that was being overlooked – that many children were going to school without breakfast or lunch. Born from this unfortunate reality is the Annual Firefighter’s Gala where funds are raised to support the Breakfast and Snack Program.

Since launching in 2014 in Coquitlam and 2019 in Port Coquitlam, the nutritional Snack Program has served over 7,500 meals and over 4,000 snacks per year at each participating school. The open door policy of the program ensures every child within the school is allowed free access to the snacks and meals which helps prevent the feeling of segregation and promotes a tremendous sense of community. Currently there are seven participating schools with the number expecting to grow as Coquitlam reaches out to new schools and Port Coquitlam establishes its program

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