30 Members of the Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) Hospitalist Group, have dug deep and provided personal contributions totaling $11,650, to the Starfish Pack Program in Surrey. This fundraising was organized by Dr. Baldeep Toor, who was aware that the Starfish project was having difficulty fundraising in this difficult period. Starfish is a weekend food program offering 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 2 Dinners to 60 families at 4 Elementary Schools in Surrey. This amazing gift will provide food for 20 local families in need during the next School year.
Starfish has been operating in Surrey for 4 years and is run by the Rotary Club of Surrey, Rotary Club of Surrey-Newton, and many other community partners such as the Salvation Army, Surrey School District, and the City of Surrey. The local Rotary Clubs have provided Save On Food gift certificates in the amount of $20 weekly, for all 60 families during this period when the Schools have been closed.
Information and donations to this worthwhile project can be completed at www.starfishpack.com/surrey, or by cheque payable to the Rotary Club of Surrey Foundation and mailed to PO Box 181, Surrey BC V3T 4W8.