The Nutritional Snack Program was organized by the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society and is part of our ongoing commitment to help the needy in our community. The program began in 1997 with a handful of schools. In 2020, The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Nutritional Snack Program Society was incorporated. Today, the program includes 110 schools from all parts for Surrey. We estimate we are reaching over 2,000 hungry children in Surrey with this program. Since its inception in 1997, over $1 Million has been provided for Surrey students who have gone hungry.
The program provides much needed food for hungry students who show up to school with nothing to eat. The Surrey Fire Fighters are proud to be able to offer this program to those that need it most.
The program provides fruit juice, granola bars, sesame snaps, fruit cups, cheese and crackers, and other nonperishable grocery items that are individually wrapped and can easily be distributed to the students in need.
The program costs are kept to a minimum and the only expense is for the food itself. The Surrey Fire Department provides transportation and the labour is provided by firefighters and school administrators both of which keep this program running in an efficient manner.
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We recognize and acknowledge the BC Government for a grant in the amount of $50,000 in 2018 – Thank you!
Mr & Mrs Balsor have generously supported the program since 2012.
- In 2012, Mr. and Mrs. Balsor generously donated $100,000 to the program. See the media story by clicking this LINK Since then, Mr. & Mrs. Balsor have continued to support our Snack Program which has allowed us to expand our program.
- In 2011, we had a community supporter by the Balsor family who donated $40,000 to the program.
The Online Nutritional Snack Program request system is ACTIVE.
Please place all your Nutritional Snack Requests online from this point forward.
Click button to place a request Request Form