Breakfast programs ensure that all students have reliable access to nutritious food in a safe and supportive environment, in order to positively impact health and learning.


More Reasons Than You Might Think

There are many other reasons besides poverty why a child might not eat breakfast at home.

Long bus ride to school

Rushed morning routine

Lack of healthy food choices

Lack of appetite

Extracurricular activities

Family emergencies


Our Guiding Principles

  • Give access to a healthy breakfast in a warm, inviting setting every day.
  • Be available to all students at the elementary and high school level.
  • Have every breakfast served by welcoming and attentive adults.
  • Encourage students to volunteer their time to develop life skills, leadership acumen and self-confidence.


Adaptived to School’s Realities

Solutions for Diverse Needs

  • Create nutritious, varied and culturally adapted menus in line with Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Serve hot or cold menus in the dining area or classroom, according to each school’s preferences.

Adapted to Community Realities

  • Build community capacity through training, skill sharing and food procurement strategies.
  • Encourage dialogue. In collaboration with Breakfast Club staff, about traditional foods and incorporating local products in menus.
  • Establish discounts on food prices due to local partnerships.
  • Improve access to nutrition through regional bulk-buying groups and centralized storage facilities.


A Helping Hand for School Breakfast Programs

Food Donations

Increase food variety, help stretch funding dollars and improve efficiency of the regional food distribution system

Equipment & Funding

Provide required equipment and financial support

Support & Training

Enable mentorship, workshops, volunteering and resources

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