Over the entrance to the Queen of Angels school in Duncan is their motto, To Build In Love. We visited recently to shoot an instalment of a video series for BC Egg, #farmersgiveback. The farmers giving back in this case were Ian and Jen Woike of Farmer Ben's Eggs. As quickly as Jen and her children, Campbell and Emma, could bring in their eggs, Red Seal Chef Andrea McIntyre was cracking eggs, creating the breakfast burritos for the students' breakfast.
The breakfast club feeds the students of the school every morning, and a breakfast staple is Farmer Ben's eggs. The students aren't just getting a healthy meal; they’re also being given a lesson in giving back.
To Jen, serving the community is crucial to sustaining it, and she and Ian have passed that down to their children. Farmer Ben's Eggs is a family affair, but so too is the volunteer spirit. Judging from the smiles and thanks from the students, it's clear the lesson is not lost on them, either.
Programs such as these and people like the Woikes aren't just filling stomachs, they’re filling hearts.
To Build In Love, indeed.
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