Boucherville – April 7, 2022 – Today, the Government of Canada renewed its commitment to working in the coming year with provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous partners and other stakeholders to develop a National School Nutritious Meal Program. The Club welcomes this mention in Federal Budget 2022, which marks another step towards a future where no child starts their day on an empty stomach.
“As many stakeholders, the Club has worked tirelessly to put the needs of children in Canada on the national agenda,” explains Judith Barry, Co-Founder and Director, Government Relations at Breakfast Club of Canada. “Budget 2022 recognizes that children cannot and must not start their day on an empty stomach. Thank you, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Minister Freeland, for making children’s food access in Canada a priority so that they can get they energy they need to learn.”
It takes an entire team to effectively promote access to nutritious food for children. Partners, donors and other stakeholders represent real financial leverage in the approach for government funding, as the Club’s success is based on combined efforts from all. This commitment from the Government of Canada would never have been possible without your commitment to children across the country.
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