Saturday Breakfast Club is BACK!

Can’t make it to our weekday programs?
Join us on selected Saturdays for breakfast, play, songs and stories
Check our calendar  for upcoming dates.

 

Where and when is Saturday Breakfast Club?

Munchkinland Parksville located at: 494 Bay Ave. Parksville
9:30 am – 11:30 am on Select Saturdays, check our calendar for upcoming dates.

 

How much is Saturday Breakfast club?

This program is FREE!

 

Do I need to pre-register?

No need to pre-register.  This is a drop in program.  Sign in when you arrive.  

 

What is Saturday Breakfast Club?

Saturday Breakfast Club was created as a response to needs we were hearing from our Community Partners. It is a drop-in program for families that includes breakfast, activities for children and visiting community guests on a rotating basis. We heard about families who cannot access free programs during the week that include food. We heard about families feeding their children breakfast, but going without it for themselves. To reach out and meet this need, we offer a full breakfast including eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, toast and other family appealing food. Parents and their children come to share a meal together and share the table with other families. We see mom’s speaking mandarin to each other and their children, we see siblings taking part in a family style environment, and we see dad’s playing on the floor – likely for the first time all week – all with one common denominator: food. We invite community guests to come and mingle, have informal conversations and build relationships. Our guests might include the local librarian, an indigenous outreach worker, an adult literacy tutor or a family counselor – to name a few. As a food security and food literacy strategy, we are starting to provide financial and nutritional information about what we serve as well as some take away recipes and ingredients to be able to make it at home. Along with a staff person, our regional district provides a student leader to assist and we also have a number of dedicated volunteers.

 

Proud to be the recipient of United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island funding for the Saturday Breakfast Club program in 2019/2020.

 

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