Group urging government to provide funding for school food program
Canada still doesn’t have a federally funded school food program.
Daniel Germain, the president and founder of Breakfast Club of Canada, is urging the Liberal government to make good on promises they made during the federal election campaign to provide funding for one such program.
“The Liberals made providing children access to healthy food a priority in the last federal budget, but they still haven’t released the much-needed money to make that happen. They need to act now. It’s unacceptable for even one child in a country as prosperous as Canada to ever go without food,” Germain said in a news release.
Additionally, Canada is the only country part of the G7 that doesn’t have a school food program that’s federally funded.
During this past election, the Liberal government committed to providing funds for a nation-wide food program, but it has not yet been released, which means students are still going hungry.
Further, according to the release, more than one million kids across the country don’t have access to a healthy meal before they go to school.
- Ontario Government Launches School Renovation Program
- Feed Canada launching new program to assist Ontario food banks meet increased demand amid pandemic
- How Many Canadian Children Go Hungry Once School is Out?
- School Board Is Launching This New Program To Help Students Living In Poverty
- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is considering limiting the amount of food citizens can bring into Canada
- Weather warning in effect for funnel clouds expected in Mississauga
- Police responding to large disturbance after fight breaks out in Mississauga
- Officers searching for male on inflatable tube in river in Mississauga
- Mississauga father celebrating big lotto win
- Armed suspect flees after attempted carjacking in Mississauga