In British Columbia, 1 in 5 children is at risk of starting the school day without breakfast. According to teachers, children that come to school hungry are unable to concentrate, more lethargic, and more disruptive than their peers, causing them to lose 1 to 2 hours of valuable learning time every day.
Furthermore, food insecurity and poor nutrition in children increases their risk of developing chronic illnesses and mental health problems.
The Breakfast Club of BC strives to combat food insecurity and promote health and learning by implementing community-based breakfast programs in underserved elementary schools. By providing funding, kitchen equipment, training, and management tools, we endeavour to eradicate hunger among the province’s most vulnerable children.