In spite of the fact that the schools are closed and Aldergrove Starfish students can't pick up their backpacks of nutritious food for the weekend every Friday, the Program continues -- just in a different way.  The Aldergrove Rotary Club has donated $8,000. to the Langley School District Foundation, whose executive director Susan Cairns is coordinating a gift card program to address the ongoing need.  Starfish families will receive $50 in gift cards to Save-On Foods and Otter Co-op each week until the end of school closure, possibly til the end of the school year. 
"We are grateful to the many donors who have supported this Program over the past five years and whose generous donations have made it possible for us to continue helping the Starfish families during the many challenges brought about by COVID-19," said Charlie Fox, the club's Starfish coordinator.  Donations can be made online at by clicking the "donate" button and selecting "Aldergrove."