Once again this year, we are fortunate to enjoy the support of several partners during the Breakfast Club of Canada back-to-school campaign. Unfortunately, food security in Canada has grown significantly since the outset of the pandemic.  

 

This marks the 16th year in a row we have partnered with Bureau en Gros/Staples and we couldn’t be happier or more grateful. They play a front-line role during the back-to-school campaign and pull out all the stops to ensure children don’t begin their school year hungry. “Thanks to the amazing generosity and fundraising efforts of Bureau en Gros/Staples, we have been able to make a real difference. This partnership will help Breakfast Club of Canada push forward and not lose any ground during these trying times,” said BCC General Manager Tommy Kulczyk.  

 

In Canada, 1 in 3 children is at risk of going to school on an empty stomach each morning. That’s 2 million hungry children in all. Every year, Bureau en Gros/Staples goes above and beyond in showing their support for Breakfast Club of Canada’s back-to-school campaign, and so do their employees.  

 

“We are proud to help the Club provide access to a nutritious breakfast to as many children as possible,” said Michel Melançon, Staples Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations. “As more and more children live in households that can’t always afford healthy foods like fruit, we hope our efforts will support the Club’s mission to nurture the potential and health of children, giving all of them an equal opportunity to succeed.”

 

Every action counts  

Associates at Bureau en Gros/Staples’ 90 participating stores across Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces are working together and going the extra mile to contribute to the campaign and encourage customers to join them.  

 

Case in point: Martin Dubeau, an associate with the Sherbrooke store, whose remarkable dedication is shared by his co-workers and friends. They planned a 50k race over the course of a weekend and raised $818, which was added to the store’s fundraising tally. We are very thankful for initiatives like these that just go to prove that every bit counts.  

 

There’s still time for customers in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces to do their own bit by making a checkout donation at any one of the 90 participating Bureau en Gros/Staples locations until September 19th. During the hectic back-to-school period, the staff and volunteers of Breakfast Club of Canada, along with teachers and parents, are working extra hard to feed as many children as possible and get their school year off to a healthy start. Thank you to everyone at Bureau en Gros/Staples for helping us stop child hunger.  

 

Step up to the breakfast plate and give now!