Poverty and Hunger in Canada

1.1 million kids in Canada live in poverty.  Many of them live in homes where there simply isn't enough food to eat.

Many factors contribute to poverty in Canada.  Many Canadians are simply one paycheque away from having to chose to buy food or pay the rent. Fortunately, most people who experience poverty in Canada will only experience it for a short time (usually less than three years). 

But in the meantime, Show Kids You Care knows how important it is that kids have access to nutritious food in a safe environment each day.  

Show Kids You Care leads a national network of breakfast clubs, lunch programs, snack programs and summer meal programs.  Each week dedicated volunteers and program leaders ensure that 150,000 kids receive nutritious meals and snacks.  But more must be done.

Join us as we partner together throughout the country to raise awareness of child poverty, build a national meal program for kids, and show kids YOU care.

Click here to donate and tell a kid you believe in them – that you care.  This could be one of the most meaningful and life-changing gifts you give this year.

  Show Kids You Care challenges the Conference Board of Canada's

attendees at the 3rd Annual Food Summit to a FOOD FIGHT!  (They're a great group of people to start a food fight with!) The reality is that kids who struggle to have access to nutritious food each day are in the middle of a very difficult FOOD FIGHT.  Many of the kids we serve feel they've been in the FOOD FIGHT for far too long.

Will you join our FOOD FIGHT?  Be the captain, be the heavy hitter, be the quarter back.  Join the FOOD FIGHT and let kids know that you're on their team.  Donations to our food fight can be made by clicking here.

Program Highlights

Lord Nelson School, Winnipeg MB

We are proud of our program partners throughout the country.  This week we are highlighting our partnership with Lord Nelson School.  Here is an excerpt from a recent report we received from our partners in Winnipeg:

"We have a child who is struggling to come to school.  He has a longer walk than most and sometimes he does not have any lunch.  We discreetly make him a sandwhich, a granola bar, and milk or juice and some fruit.  This allows him to eat and play with the other children in his class.  His smile says it all for us.  We know that even though he may not have lunch, he will still come to school, because our partnership with Show Kids You Care lets us provide him with a small lunch."

We are proud to partner with volunteers at Lord Nelson School to help this little boy, and many others just like him throughout the country.

 Each week SKYC highlights the excellent work being done in communities throughout Canada and through our national network of program partners. We have recently highlighted programs in the following communities:

Cambridge Narrows, NB        Brandon, MB         Currey's Corner, NS

Whitehorse, YT                       Hamilton, ON        Norway House, MB

Broadview,  SK                       Calgary, AB           Portage la Prairie, MB

Ajax, ON                                  Port Hardy, BC

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