Breakfast for Learning E-Newsletter: March 2015
FROM INSPIRING HOPE TO STARTING FOOD FIGHTS!
Behind every Breakfast for Learning (BFL) statistic,
is a life that holds promise. This year with
your support, BFL helped provide 44 million meals and snacks to 271,663
addition to these terrific results, it is the stories of students, parents,
educators, and volunteers that remind us why we do what we do. Here is one story we received from a
“As a mother, words cannot express the weight
lifted off my shoulders. Because of the nutrition program I know my children will
have access to a nutritious breakfast every school day, even if we are
struggling financially at home. The nutrition program has blessed our lives in
so many other ways. Through the program my daughters are also learning to make
healthier food choices and about the importance of eating nutritious food. To help give back, my daughters and I
volunteer at the program on Tuesday mornings now, and they are learning the importance
of contributing to their community. I hope that as you read this, you can see that
there are so many families just like mine, struggling every month to provide
the basics for their children and how much we rely on nutrition programs. Thank You.”
This story reminds us that Breakfast for
Learning is improving the lives of children, inspiring hope, and empowering
communities to reach their potential … one meal at a time.
In March 2014 we acknowledged National Nutrition Month by
starting Canada’s first virtual #foodfight to raise awareness about the prevalence of child
hunger. It was such a hit that we’re
bringing it back again this year.
One million kids in Canada face hunger every
year, which greatly impacts their ability to learn. The goal of the campaign is to rally
Canadians around the issue of child hunger and student success.
Join Canada’s biggest #foodfight from March 23rd to March 27th
- spread the word about child hunger and be part of the solution!
GOOD THIS TAX SEASON
It’s time to flex your social media muscles. Beginning Sunday,
March 15th, H&R Block Canada will donate 25 cents to Breakfast
for Learning every time #BreakfastMatters is tweeted. Let’s get social
and help H&R Block Canada reach their overall fundraising goal of $65,000 this year.
Canadians can also make a donation to Breakfast for Learning when they
file their taxes at an H&R Block Canada office until April 30, 2015. To
increase the impact, H&R Block Canada will match each gift of $5 or more with a $5
donation. This is fantastic, considering every $10 donation will help
feed one child a healthy breakfast and snack every day for one school week.