Show Kids You Care

is an independent registered non-profit
organization serving communities
throughout Canada.

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Poverty and Hunger in Canada

1.1 million kids in Canada live in poverty.  Many of them live in homes where there simply isn’t enough food to eat. Many factors contribute to poverty in Canada.  Many Canadians are simply one paycheque away from having to chose to buy food or pay the rent.

Fortunately, most people who experience poverty in Canada will only experience it for a short time (usually less than three years). But in the meantime, Show Kids You Care knows how important it is that kids have access to nutritious food in a safe environment each day. Show Kids You Care leads a national network of breakfast clubs, lunch programs, snack programs and summer meal programs.

Each week dedicated volunteers and program leaders ensure that 150,000 kids receive nutritious meals and snacks.  But more must be done. Join us as we partner together throughout the country to raise awareness of child poverty, build a national meal program for kids, and show kids YOU care.

Click here to donate and tell a kid you believe in them – that you care.  This could be one of the most meaningful and life-changing gifts you give this year.

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breakfasts served this year

lunches served this year

snacks served this year

kids served this year

The Coalition for Healthy School Food

The Coalition for Healthy School Food, (which Show Kids You Care is a member of) facilitated by Food Secure Canada, is seeking a $1 billion investment phased in over 5 years by the federal government in a cost-shared model to create a universal healthy school food program.

Building on existing programs across the country, all schools will eventually serve a healthy meal or snack at little or no cost to students.

For more information on The Coalition for Healthy School Food click here.

 

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Show Kids You Care Challenges Conference Board of Canada to a Food Fight

Show Kids You Care challanges the Confrence boad of Canada’s Attendees at the 3rd Annual Food Summit to a FOOD FIGHT!  (They’re a great group of people to start a food fight with!) The reality is that kids who struggle to have access to nutritious food each day are in the middle of a very difficult FOOD FIGHT.

Many of the kids we serve feel they’ve been in the FOOD FIGHT for far too long. Will you join our FOOD FIGHT?  Be the captain, be the heavy hitter, be the quarter back.  Join the FOOD FIGHT and let kids know that you’re on their team.

Donations to our food fight can be made by clicking here

Program Highlights

Wolf Creek Academy, Lacombe AB

We are proud of our program partners throughout the country.  This week we are highlighting our partnership with Wolf Creek Academy.  Here is an excerpt from a recent report we received from our partners in Lacombe: One of our students recently gave us some feedback about our nutrition programs here at our school.  This is what he said,

I think the Food Programs make a huge impact on me.  I get insipred to cook for me and my mom when she gets too sick to cook for us.  I’ve learned to cook things like spaghetti – and I even know how to add healthy ingredients to it to make it even better for us.  I have leaned about portion control and making healthy eating choices.  The family dinner night we have at school is really important to me.  We get to eat at school with our families and show them what we’ve learned.  I really enjoy the meal time together.

We are proud to partner with volunteers at Wolf Creek Academy to help make a difference in their community, and in many others throughout Canada. Each week SKYC highlights the excellent work being done in communities throughout Canada and through our national network of program partners.

Ajax ON  Brandon MB  Broadview  SK Calgary AB Cambridge Narrows  NB Currey’s Corner NS Hamilton On Norway House MB Port Hardy BC Portage la Prairie MB Whitehorse YT Winnipeg MB

In the News

Senator Eggleton tables motion to launch a National Nutrition Program for Children and Youth!

Click here to find out more.

Asking Provincial Ministers of Education help raise our voices!

SKYC Executive Director Kristy Taylor was interviewed by CBC about the work we are doing with the Coalition for Healthy School Food.

  • Listen here for the full interview (starts at 22:00 minutes).
  • Sasha McNicoll, Coalition for Healthy School Food Coordinator was also interviewed about the work we are involved with  Listen here for the interview.

3 weeks ago

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All the Feels Fridays:I am not sure what our school would do without the Breakfast Club. These last two years have been especially trying on our families that attend our school.Living through a pandemic and trying to work and support your families while navigating a pandemic has been hard!We have one student in particular that comes in the forefront of my mind that relies on the Breakfast Club for his nutritional needs and to feed his tummy. He greets me every morning with excitement because he is looking forward to what I have brought for him to eat an enjoy.The EA that works with him has mentioned a few times to me how she relies on the Breakfast Club for this particular boy because his snacks that he is provided throughout the day are what keep his emotions in check and in good spirits.We are so very appreciative of this club and help they provide to so many children and peace of mind that it gives to many parents knowing that we have their back when times are hard.Thank you so much for everything. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Wisdom Wednesdays:First of all, I would like to thank you for recognizing the importance of breakfast programs for students. As a former teacher and counsellor, I have always been a huge supporter and advocate for breakfast programs. Nourishment and full bellies are crucial for learning, focus, self regulation, confidence etc…Thank you for recognizing this and for being there to fund breakfast programs! They are such an important part of every student's day to get them started on the right foot and set them up for success.I volunteer for breakfast programs at two different schools and honestly, it is my favourite part of the week. I love greeting every student and school staff, having weekly conversations and building relationships. Greeting students every morning with a smile and some breakfast…what a wonderful way to welcome students back to school every single day. - Karla Bernard, Birchwood Intermediate ... See MoreSee Less
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Show Kids You Care is an independent federally-registered non-profit organization serving communities throughout Canada.