Left to right: Derek Van Leusden (Amy Woodland Elementary School) Nancy Lemire (Salvation Army)

Left to right: Derek Van Leusden (Amy Woodland Elementary School) Nancy Lemire (Salvation Army)

Salvation Army provides $5,000 to local schools

Money will held schools beef up their programs to feed kids in the morning and at lunches.

The Salvation Army is providing $5,000 to local schools to help beef up their programs to feed kids in the morning and at lunches.

The money comes from a province-wide Salvation Army fund that is distributed to communities in B.C. It’s all outside dollars coming into Cranbrook that isn’t being diverted from any other Salvation Army initiatives or projects, says Major Kirk Green.

The money for the schools is part of a chunk of $25,000 that will be broken down for other Salvation Army initiatives such as the hot lunches program and expansion of the kitchen.

Major Green also teased that further funding for local schools is also on the way.

Pictured above, left to right: Derek Van Leusden (Amy Woodland Elementary School) Nancy Lemire (Salvation Army), Meghan Driver (Parkland Middle School), Barb Fode (Steeples Elementary School), Jacquie Colonello (Laurie Middle School), Major Kirk Green (Salvation Army). Not pictured is a representative from Gordon Terrace Elementary School, which also received $1,000.