Ayer’s Cliff Elementary School loves its volunteers

Gordon Lambie
Staff Writer

One of the realities of going to a school in a rural community is that often the buses come really early in the morning. That, according to Ayer’s Cliff Elementary School community member Jennifer Mackinnon, can be a hard way for young students to start the day. “Many children, especially from the Coaticook area, are on the buses before 7 and many simply don’t have time to eat before school or are hungry by the time they get here,” the volunteer said. Enter the breakfast program. “The ACES breakfast program is run by 15 very dedicated volunteers,” Mackinnon explained, estimating that the program has been going on for close to six years now. “They are mostly grandmothers who come into the school five days a week to serve a hot breakfast to 40 of our students.” See full story in the Friday, Feb. 9th edition of The Record.