This is an event I am especially proud to announce and promote. Queen Victoria Public School’s Parent Council is holding the first, of many more, hot school lunch days. On Tuesday May 4 senior students will be preparing 2 types of soups for the rest of the school to purchase for their lunch. This program acts as a fund raiser for the Parent Council but reaches far beyond that in promoting the new food guidelines set out by the Provincial Government as well as teaching the students where their food comes from. The program was made possible by working in partnership with private sponsors. We at the Black Kettle Bistro along with the Essex County Associated Growers are contributing our time and products for the program. All produce used is grown locally and helps promote the Buy Local movement. Once we have worked out all the kinks we hope to grow the program to eventually have regular scheduled hot lunch days in our school; all prepared from local ingredients and by our very own students. This program has been in the works for awhile and we hope to expand it more in the coming school year.