About 700 toddlers will attend Canada’s largest all-kindergarten school in September, but not all will have eaten breakfast.
If enough money isn’t raised for a nutrition program at Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy, chances are those kids will go without lunch too.
“Many of these children come from families of new Canadians trying to get on their feet and struggling big-time,” said Kimberly Davidson, who will bike from Toronto to Georgina Island this weekend to raise funds for daily meals at the Thorncliffe Park school. “They’ll fall behind right away if they’re hungry.”
About $140,000 a year will be needed to provide the kindergarteners with a student nutrition program. But most of that money must be raised by volunteers.
Read the full article from the Toronto Star here.