Montreal, June 3, 2020 – Cantine pour tous and Breakfast Club of Canada are pleased to be working together to feed families in the Greater Montreal. With the situation in the area still a cause for worry, the Club will be reallocating $120,000 of the funding received from the Ville de Montréal to Cantine pour tous and its network so they can support 5,000 extra families every week through the distribution of meals and other food items.
Partners for the past two years, Cantine pour tous and Breakfast Club of Canada share the same goal of making sure children have access to healthy food. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, and in collaboration with dozens of partners and organizations, they have teamed up to leverage one another’s strengths and reach out to as many children and families as possible.
“Our member organizations are well established in their respective communities and closely attuned to their local realities and specific requirements,” said Thibaud Liné, Director of Cantine pour tous. “They are in the best position to identify and quickly address the needs of vulnerable groups in their community, which is particularly important and necessary in crisis situations like this one.”
“Since lockdown measures went into effect, the Club has been working hand in hand with stakeholders at all levels to do more for children,” said Marie-Claude Bienvenue, Vice-President, Government Affairs, Quebec, and Municipal Affairs at Breakfast Club of Canada. “To ensure that no child is food insecure, we are working to put concrete solutions in place with partners like Cantine pour tous to feed children wherever they are.”
“The Ville de Montréal is proud to support this joint effort of Breakfast Club of Canada and Cantine pour tous, which will help feed 5,000 families in our community,” said Mayor Valérie Plante. “For weeks, we have been working with the health network and our community partners to keep this public health crisis from becoming a humanitarian crisis. The Ville de Montréal is committed to being flexible and adjusting to changing circumstances to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. I applaud this initiative, which is aimed at delivering a tangible solution to the food insecurity faced by children and their families.”
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Accredited by Imagine Canada for its effective governance, the Club provides much more than breakfast: its approach is based on commitment, self-esteem and capacity development using an optimal formula adapted to local needs. Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than 243,500 children and youth in 1,809 schools across the country. To learn more, visit breakfastclubcanada.org.
About Cantine pour tous
Cantine pour tous is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving food security for everyone in Quebec, especially children and older adults. As the leading provincial network of community organizations, social integration enterprises and collectives that prepare and distribute healthy, affordable meals, Cantine pour tous focuses on partnership and positive action in addressing issues related to food security in Quebec.
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