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Wednesday , 6 July 2022
Bishop Paul Terrio presents LCSD Superintendent Pamela Guilbault with a donation from Mary’s Table for Light of Christ School’s Lunch Program. Image: Lakeland Catholic.

Lac La Biche school receives $5K to get kids fed

Students at Light of Christ Catholic School in Lac La Biche will not go hungry thanks to a $5,000 donation to the school’s lunch program.

The funds were provided by Mary’s Table, a subcommittee of Caritas created to support Lakeland students. 

“The work of Mary’s Table is to feed the hungry, specifically the hungry children within our schools,” explained Lakeland Catholic Schools Superintendent Pamela Guilbault.

The program is funded through the Diocese of St. Paul and the office of Bishop Paul Terrio. 

Terrio said, “Kids were coming to school with an empty stomach and our response was to create Mary’s Table.”

The first school to benefit from the program was within St. Paul Education, and upon seeing such success, it was expanded to include Light of Christ Catholic School for the 2022-23 school year.

“We are thrilled to see the program expand to Light of Christ in Lac La Biche. We all know students learn best when they are fed, and thanks to this donation, we can ensure our students are focusing on learning instead of their hunger,” Guilbault said.

Guilbault was the leading force in the formation of the subcommittee, and suggested their efforts start in a community that could truly use the help within St. Paul Education.

“When it started to grow and we had received some financial contributions, we decided to expand the program. We know there are needs in the Lac La Biche area, and it was fitting that we could offer this donation to Lakeland Catholic Schools for Light of Christ School.”

About Michael Menzies

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