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 is proud of one of our longest relationships with a program partner! For more than 10 years we've parntered with Community Kitchens Calgary!
This is a recent report from CKC: Some of the kids benefit enormously from the snack portion or our program (we also provide nutrition education). Proof of this is in the children who have trouble paying attention, staying involved in activities, and participating with the rest of the class. Some students have even fallen asleep during the lesson through lack of not only proper nutrition, but food itself. Many times we notice that when students get snacks from their bags, it is often a single slice of plain bread. When they receive the snack we bring, we have had multiple comments on how they have never had such things as a tuna salad sandwich, a cube of cheese, strawberries, plums, or even a stick of celery. They rarely hesitate to try anything we bring to them, including unfamiliar foods.
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 Portage la Prairie, MB