Hot Lunch Programs

Having access to nutritious food is essential to student well-being. This year, we are running hot meal programs at Jackson Secondary, Shuswap Middle School and South Canoe. Our goals are to create culture and community around food, engage students in trying new foods and learning where there food comes from! This is our head cook at Jackson, Machiko, with an order of locally-sourced meat and veggies!
There are many barriers to getting local, healthy meals in schools, and Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries without a national school food program. School food is a great way to provide high quality, nutritious food to students who may otherwise not have access.

Healthy food is pivotal to creating healthy brains, healthy bodies and positive mental health which will directly correlate to how well students can succeed in school.
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Souper Meals

This year we are piloting a soup program. Every week, we are making soup from local ingredients at Zest Food Hub and delivering hot, ready-to-eat to schools, along with Inspired Bread multigrain buns and fruit. For more information, contact:

Salmon Arm Downtown Farmers’ Market


Shuswap Community Teaching Garden


School-based Programs