Breakfast for Learning E-Newsletter: September 2014
TRANSFORMING LIVES ONE MEAL AT A TIME
With children across Canada now back at school, Breakfast for Learning (BFL) is helping to nourish students who risk going to school hungry each day. As part of the BFL community, your support is vital to ensuring schools are able to provide meals and snacks to children who need it most. One of those children is Josh* who relies on his school nutrition program every morning. Here’s what he told us his breakfast program means to him,
"I come here on Monday morning after the weekend, I feel so tired and hungry. Here I get a warm welcome and a hot meal. It changes my whole day."
– Josh, Elementary School Student
While many students like Josh will benefit from nutrition programs this school year, others will not. We continue to receive more grant applications than we are able to fund and many children across Canada will continue to go to school hungry. Not having enough to eat impacts a child’s energy levels, self esteem and school attendance. Feedback from our programs tells us that the children who are well nourished perform better; have improved concentration and more success in school.
As a BFL supporter you can help feed more hungry children like Josh. By making a donation today, you will be helping more schools across Canada deliver breakfast, lunch and snack programs to their students. Your support ensures Canadian children and youth in high-need schools are well nourished and ready to learn.
BEFORE THE BELL: A BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUCCESS!
From August 18 – September 5, 2014, over 2,600 copies of BFL’s exclusive “Before the Bell” recipe booklet were downloaded. The booklet features five kid-friendly, dietitian-approved breakfast recipes from BFL funded nutrition programs across Canada. As a bonus, everyone who downloaded the booklet was entered to win one of three $100 President’s Choice® gift cards.
Congratulations to our three prize winners: Marie, Tanis, and Michelina!
Thank you to everyone who downloaded a copy of the booklet and to all our corporate supporters and community members who participated in the campaign!
If you would like to download a copy, please visit breakfastforlearning.ca/beforethebell.
NEW INFOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS CHILD HUNGER IN CANADA
Our new infographic highlights some
alarming child hunger statistics as well as the incredible impact BFL
funded nutrition programs have on students who participate in them. To check it out, please click on the image below: