011: Let’s Feed the Children
One in five Canadian children is at risk of starting school on an empty stomach. Canada is the only country in the G7 that does not offer a national food program in schools?The impacts of hunger reach far beyond a single child. Hunger affects classroom learning (60% of which is done before lunch), behavioural issues such as bullying and social exclusion, as well as overall health and wellbeing.More than 20 years ago, Breakfast Club of Canada started its mission to nurture the potential and grow healthy students, giving an equal chance of success to all kids, one breakfast at a time. Operating from coast to coast, the Club now helps feed over 200,000 students in 1,600 schools every school morning.
Today we talk to Benjamin Neumer form the Breakfast Club of Canada about its programs and services and ways you can help.
TMG The Mortgage Group is a proud supporter of the Breakfast Club of Canada and our brokers have donated over $300,000.