(From left) Kari Wilkinson, Salmon Arm Rotary Club, Dean Olynik, Askew’s Foods CEO, Norm Brown, Salmon Arm Rotary Club president and Morag Asquith, School District 83 director of instruction – Student Services pose for the launch of a school lunch program for children in need at elementary schools in Falkland, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Silver Creek, Sorrento and Sicamous. Research began with the help of School District 83 teachers and principals to identify how many kids regularly needed food assistance beyond the already operating breakfast programs. Through this process, approximately 400 children and youth were identified throughout School District 83. Salmon Arm Rotary Club quickly found a partner with Askew’s Foods – who in turn asked their suppliers for assistance. The pilot program, running for the duration of the 2014/15 school year, has a total budget of $30,000.