Vancouver Charity Partners
In Vancouver, half of our local meals are provided through Breakfast Club of Canada, and half are Provided through KidSafe.
Breakfast Club of Canada
For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed 163,000 students every day in 1,455 schools.
Learn more about Breakfast Club of Canada by visiting their website, or watching the link below.
Founded in 1993, The KidSafe Project Society is an east Vancouver-based charity whose mission is to provide nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. While school break is typically thought of as a fun, carefree time, vulnerable children often have much different experiences. With nowhere to go, nothing to eat and no one to turn to, school break can be a time of loneliness, boredom, and hunger.
KidSafe helps make school break a time of health and happiness for vulnerable Vancouver children. Each weekday of winter, spring, and summer breaks, we keep doors open at six inner-city Vancouver elementary schools to provide the safety, emotional support, nutritious meals, and fun activities vulnerable children need and deserve. With the support of community partners like Mealshare, KidSafe is proud to welcome 450 children into our programs each year, providing over 37,000 nutritious meals, and
149,000 total hours of programming, absolutely free of charge.
Learn more about KidSafe by visiting their website, or listen to what their kids have to say (link below)!