Breakfast Club of Canada sets up emergency fund for children

(Montreal) To cope with the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, the Breakfast Club of Canada is setting up an emergency fund to help Canadian children who are used to relying on its services for a small meal, healthy and nutritious breakfast.

According to the charity, the school closings caused by the pandemic are plunging more than a million food-insecure children in Canada.

The Breakfast Club reallocates funds normally intended for schools to the regions most at risk and the partners best placed to meet the needs of children. But to meet needs as long as possible, the organization calls on the collaboration of its corporate partners and the help of the population.

Some large corporations have already contributed to the Club's emergency fund with amounts ranging from $ 50,000 to $ 500,000.

The money raised from the emergency fund will be used to provide services in vulnerable neighborhoods and in Natives communities across Canada. Recognized community organizations that apply the safety and sanitation measures associated with food handling will be involved.

The Breakfast Club says that when schools are open, it helps feed more than 243,500 Canadian children in 1,809 schools.

Source: La Presse

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