b"52 2019-2020 | ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020 | ANNUAL REPORT 53GENEROSITY FEEDING MIND, BODY & SOULThere's much more to a school division that simply providing education to Character is cultivated by concern for others so that the child can say, students. The goal of the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) is to support the I have a purpose for my life. * student, their family and the entire community, too, and that sentiment was especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.More than a dozen divisional staff members came out toWhile the deliveries of food helped families refill pack food hampers at Dakota Collegiate Institute thattheir pantry, it is also provided a sense of caring and would support more than 450 families in the division eachcommunity during turbulent times. After one of the week throughout the suspension of classes. hampers was dropped off to a family from Lavallee School, the mother sent a thank you email to LRSD staff.We know people throughout our community are facing additional challenges in their lives in response to theOn behalf of myself and family, we were deeply moved by COVID-19 pandemic, said Darcy Cormack, divisionalthe thoughtfulness on the part of the division during this principal and one of many involved in leading thedifficult time. My kids were so happy and they feel proud coordination of the food hampers. We wanted to be ableto be a part of your school. Thank you so much!to do something to help ease the burden many people face when trying to get enough food for their families.The food hampers contained everything from canned fruit and fresh vegetables to pantry staples such as boxed cereal and bread. Community partners Peak of the Market, Dairy Producers of Manitoba, Dakota Family Foods, Cobb Bread and Prairie Routes, as well as many private donors were instrumental in supporting food security for families. LRSD bus drivers also helped by delivering the hampersto families.Educator Assistants are natural born helpers, said Margaret Lapenskie, Frontenac School, Community Liaison Worker. The team that has come together to put together these hampers have demonstrated the compassion, empathy and care that are hallmarks of staff members across our division.* Principles of the Circle of Courage: From Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future by Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern"