School Lunch Association

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425 Topsail Road
St. John’s, NL
A1E 5N7

Tel: (709) 754-5323                   Fax: (709) 754-4520
Email: sla@schoollunch.ca
Website: http://www.schoollunch.ca/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/School-Lunch-Association/618108204912619

Mandate:

To operate a non-stigmatizing program that provides a hot nutritious lunch to primary and elementary school children regardless of their family’s financial situation.

Target Population:

School children

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • The School Lunch Association serves hot, nutritious lunches to the children of Newfoundland and Labrador every school day.
  • The School Lunch Association serves approximately 5,300 lunches per day in 30 different schools. Meals are cooked onsite in each of their 30 locations. They also employ almost 60 people.
  • To appeal to the children’s different tastes the employees prepare well-balanced nutritious meals for a diverse monthly menu.
  • By sending home a monthly menu and envelope, parents are involved in what their child eats each day at school. To remove any stigma that might be associated with being provided a lunch, all children in the school are given a menu and envelope to be delivered to their parent(s) or guardian(s). The actual amount contributed by each family remains confidential.
  • The School Lunch Association has also recently upgraded their website to allow online registration, menu selection and online payments, as well as being set up to accept donations. They encourage all parents to visit their website and take advantage of this system.