There’s a crisis in Canadian classrooms – children are going to school hungry.
We’ve heard this message before, but it’s getting worse: Every day, 1 in 5 Canadian children are at risk of going to school on an empty stomach.
Empty stomachs not only lead to an emptiness in learning, but the playground can be barren of friends, reveals a new study.
With more than 5 million students heading back to school, Breakfast Club of Canada, a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, training and support to school breakfast programs across Canada, is calling on the public to bring awareness to this shocking truth. Sadly, numbers are even greater in First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities, where the risks are closer to 1 in 2.
Read the full article by the Toronto Sun here.