Walnut Grove Secondary student Brady Lumsden was awarded a Top 25 Under 25 Award from the Surrey Board of Trade for his work with Weekend Fuelbag, a non-profit he co-founded with Katrina and Emma Schulz in 2016.
The eighth annual awards, presented on April 26, honoured 25 young people for their accomplishments in business or community endeavours.
“It was quite an honour for him to share the stage with some amazing youth leaders and to hear of all their accomplishments,” said Valerie Lumsden, on Brady’s behalf. Brady is currently in Ottawa attending the Rotary International Adventures in Citizenship conference with 220 students from across Canada.
“It was an inspiring and humbling evening for all of us as we listened to the passions that these youth have pursued, and he was fortunate to be included as one of them,” she added.
Weekend Fuelbag provides meals for 80 hungry students on weekends, when traditional school meal programs do not operate. Every Friday, the students pick up bags containing two breakfasts, two lunches, drinks and snacks to tie them over until Monday. The bags are picked up confidentially at the school, usually in the guidance counsellor’s office.
After seeing success in Langley, where the program was founded, it is now expanding to schools in Surrey as well.
For those who would like to help, Weekend Fuelbag is currently seeking donations to help feed students over the summer break, and to prepare for the next school year.
Visit www.weekendfuelbag.ca for more information.