“It all started in 1994 in a low-income neighbourhood south of Montreal. Daniel Germain and his two ‘co-conspirators’ at the time served up their first breakfast as the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec. That’s where they saw their first face light up. That’s where the Club started making a difference. As the years passed, more and more schools were added to the roster. More and more people came aboard and embraced the cause. And more and more volunteers donned an apron to greet shockingly long lines of hungry students. ‘We all need to work together to give children the appetite to succeed,’ Daniel implored. The momentum built and the Club’s structure became more defined. In 2000, the Club further expanded its lineup of services and adopted the JeunEstime approach. The team organized camps, meetings and out-of-the-box activities designed to promote respect, cooperation, team spirit, ambition and self-confidence.
Today, on the cusp of its 20th anniversary, the Club now serves daily breakfast to 20,867 children in 282 schools throughout Quebec. More than 50 employees work in the offices and warehouse in Boucherville, in addition to 10 coordinators who team up directly with the schools in their designated territory.”