Grade 1 student donates 265 chocolate bars to Starfish Packs

Mya, with the help of her family, made the donation using her own savings

Mya

Perhaps the youngest donor to the Starfish Pack program has stepped up with a donation from her own savings.

For the second year in a row, Mya, a Grade 1 student, decided she wanted to support the Starfish Packs handed out at her school.

This program helps ensure students whose families are without enough food won’t go hungry over weekends by providing non-perishable food in a backpack to go home each Friday.

Mya, with help from her family, used her savings to buy and donate one chocolate bar – from a school fundraiser – for every Starfish Pack across the district. Mya’s reason for donating the chocolate bars is simple: She wants to help people not as lucky as her.

The Starfish Pack program supports 265 children in 22 schools in Abbotsford. With the help of the Abbotsford Rotary Club and community organizations and businesses, the program is growing and supporting local students and families.

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