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Starfish Program to Continue for the
2017/2018 School Year!

Thanks to the tremendous ongoing support of the Aldergrove community, the Starfish Backpack Program will continue providing nutritious weekend meals to children in need at Parkside Centennial and Shortreed Elementary Schools and Betty Gilbert Middle School.  On behalf of these kids and their families, thank you for your continued support.  Let’s keep Starfish going as long as it’s needed!


We needed 50 backpacks to feed 50 hungry kids in Aldergrove for the 2016/2017 school year.


Fundraising thermometer at 100% of goal

“The Starfish Program has been an amazing program for our children.”

David Moorthy, Principal, Parkside Elementary School

The Aldergrove Rotary Club is committed to continuing the Starfish Backpack program. For the 2016/2017 school year this has been made possible by the generous support of many caring organizations and individuals, including:

Thank you Aldergrove Credit Union for supporting the Starfish Backpack Program for the second year in a row.  Your donation of five backpacks helped take this year’s goal over the top.  Now 50 hungry kids will be fed on weekends for the 2016/2016 school year.

Aldergrove Legion # 265 President Doug Hadley presents Bev Dornan, President Aldergrove Rotary Club with a cheque in support of five new Starfish backpacks, which helps keep the much-needed weekend food program going for the 2016/2017 school year.  Thank you Aldergrove Legion for helping feed Aldergrove’s hungry kids.

Thank you again to the generous members of the Board of Directors of Otter Co-op who donated five backpacks to the Starfish program for the second year in a row, making it possible for the program to continue feeding hungry kids for the 2016/2017 school year.

Township of Langley supports the work of the Aldergrove Rotary Club

Aldergrove Budget Brake and Muffler supports Starfish for the second year in a row. Thanks Jackson, Larry, Paul and Jody

Behind the Scenes

The Starfish Program in Aldergrove could not succeed without the tremendous support of the many volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to buy the groceries, stuff the backpacks and deliver them to the schools. Thank you everyone for pitching in every week of the school year.

ACSS Students and Rotary members with Starfish backpacks

Students from the ACSS Hairdressing Program, and Aldergrove Rotary volunteers stuff backpacks every Thursday afternoon.

ACSS students filling backpacks for Starfish program

ACSS Hairdressing students fill backpacks every Thursday.  On Fridays, Starfish moms pick up the backpacks and deliver them to the schools.

Groceries loaded into car from Save On Foods

Nutritionist/Shopper from Encompass Support Services, along with Save On Store Manager and Rotary Club volunteer load Starfish groceries into the car for delivery to ACSS.

Otter Coop shoppers for Starfish Program

Encompass Nutritionist with Otter Co-Op Produce Manager shop for Starfish groceries

Starfish Program expands in 2015/2016 School Year

Thanks to the tremendous support of the following organizations, and others, the Aldergrove Starfish Backpack Program was expanded in September 2015 to help feed 50 hungry kids on weekends: 20 each from Parkside and Shortreed Elementary Schools and 10 from Betty Gilbert Middle School.  Thank you everyone.

Aldergrove Credit Union Board of Directors voted unanimously to support Aldergrove Starfish.

Otter Co-op Board of Directors helped make the Starfish Campaign a success by voting to support five backpacks. Thank you Otter Co-Op.

Aldergrove Legion # 265  generously supported Aldergrove Starfish Program.

JD Farms proudly supports Aldergrove Starfish Program

MHL Transport generously supports Aldergrove Starfish Program

Thank You Supporters of the Starfish Pack Program

Our thanks go out to the following organizations who so quickly and enthusiastically pulled together the Trial Period of the Program, from April to June, 2015.

Save-On Foods

Canada Safeway Limited

Otter Co-Op

Aldergrove Community Secondary School

Encompass Support Services Society

Parkside Centennial Elementary School

Aldergrove Star

Ephor Internet Solutions

Unitex Sales Ltd

Aldergrove Rotary Club

Township of Langley Firefighters Charities

Abbotsford Rotary Club

Langley School District Foundation

Shortreed Elementary School

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