One in five children are at risk of going to school hungry. When kids are hungry at school, it can have very real, negative consequences: kids who are hungry at school are more likely to have lower grades, have to repeat years, and struggle with developmental impairments. Additionally, when students have a small (or no) lunch at school, they might be embarrassed and impacted socially.
That's why we've launched the Lunches for Learning campaign at St. Vincent Place. Each $20 donation to this program will allow us to provide a package with a week worth of school-safe lunch foods to students.
Each package will contain such school lunch products as: granola bars, crackers, fresh fruit and vegetables, sandwich bread, puddings, fruit cups, cheese strings, and yogurt tubes.
Registration for Lunches for Learning is currently closed. If you are in need of help with food, please visit our food bank on Wednesdays 4:30 to 7pm or Saturdays 11:30am to 2pm.