Why we give
attend classes hungry every day.
are caused by poor nutrition
– 3.1 million children each year.
Giving meals helps children
Your purchase does a world of good.
We can see the very real and meaningful impact our supporters’ purchases are making. Together, we are improving the lives and futures of thousands of children, their families and communities. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
How we give
Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada works to empower every child to realize their full potential by providing a healthy morning meal before classes start. One child out of five in Canada is at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious food. With our partnership, we are nurturing children's health, helping them realize their potential and giving an equal chance of success to all kids.
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World Food Program USA School Meals Program
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency
fighting hunger worldwide, reaching more than 76 million people in 81 countries with food assistance. WFP provides meals to 18.3 million children each year. We support WFP USA's school meal program because it can be life-changing to children, not only helping to improve their nutrition but improving their ability to learn.
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Children's Hunger Fund
Children's Hunger Fund (CHF) provides nourishing food for children across America and around the world. Since 1991, CHF has delivered food and, ultimately, hope, to children and families in need, delivering "Food Paks," school meals and other aid. Through our partnership, we're providing vital nutrition to children in need. We're especially proud to be supplying school meals to over 8,600 children in Peru, where our dolls are made.
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What we give
In Canada, we provide nutritious morning meals before school starts. Children who receive this healthy, balanced breakfast have shown marked improvements in behavior, concentration, academic performance, social skills, and self-confidence.
In the US, Haiti and Peru, we provide boxes of nutritious, non-perishable staple foods like rice, pasta, beans, canned vegetables and meat to offer relief for families and children who are affected by food insecurity. This provides vital nutrition and hope for children in need.
School gardens + meals
Providing nutritious meals at school gives children the energy to learn, break the cycle of poverty, and build a brighter future. We support an incredible program that supplies fruits and vegetables for school meals in Kenya. This 60-acre organic farm grows over 25 different varieties of organic produce centered on the traditional staples of maize and beans, supplemented by fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of this program, over 6,750 children in nine schools are also taught skills that promote food security.
Girls are disproportionately affected by lack of opportunities for education worldwide. When children are given meals in school, attendance increases, more girls receive an education and school performance greatly improves. For many children, a school lunch is the only meal they receive all day. Families are able to send their children to school knowing that they will receive a nutritious meal as well as an opportunity to learn.
Girls with more education have fewer children, have them later in life and are better prepared to care for and educate them. Studies have shown that a woman's education contributed to 43% of the reduction in child malnutrition over time.