At Breakfast Club of Canada, we are fortunate to enjoy the support of many generous people across Canada who have been pulling out all the stops since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. Most of these local heroes are working on the ground and have seen for themselves the impact that a healthy breakfast can have on people in need.
Families and volunteers have opened their hearts at Food4Kids Hamilton, Ontario, one of the recipients of the Club’s emergency fund. We are grateful for #LocalHeroes like them!
“It’s great knowing we can count on some wonderful partners who support our mission here at Moisson Rive-Sud. We are very fortunate to have a strong relationship with the Club’s team that dates back many years. Because of their generosity and kindness, our staff and volunteers have received ‘goodie’ boxes with lots of local products to enjoy. #LocalHeroes #BreakfastClubofCanada
From a family who received a hamper through the Feeding Families initiative at the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“On behalf ofmyself and family, I really want to express my appreciation to you and the school for the groceries. We were deeply moved by your thoughtfulness in these difficult times. My kids were so happy and they felt proud to be a part of your school. Thank you somuch. Our appreciation goes out to the staff that came to drop it off. We are grateful. Thank you!”
We just wanted to say “THANK YOU” for your generous gift to our school division (South East Cornerstone – Public School Division #209). Two gift cards came in the mail today from McNaughton High School on behalf of your group. My son was finishing his Grade 12 high school year when the pandemic hit. Life sure has changed. So, please know that your gift is very much appreciated and a little taste of what our world is able to be – neighbors helping out and caring for each other. Thank you for all the work you do to bring awareness that, when our kids across the country are able to get a healthy breakfast, it can truly change their life and their journey to becoming all that they can be.
– A very grateful mother.
In response to this unprecedented crisis, we appealed to the generosity of our partners to help get healthy food to as many children across the country as possible through a specially created emergency fund. On behalf of all the children on the receiving end of these acts of kindness, we thank Mitsubishi Motors Canada, Save-On-Foods, COBS Bread and all our other partners for their ongoing support during this challenging time.
This lockdown is especially difficult for families, as many get the bulk of their groceries in the city of Thompson. There is only one store in the community, and it often has long line-ups. This is due to the customer limit to practice social distancing. Community members must wait outside in line. Wait times are often two to three hours on income days.