Days where you didn’t have a chance to have a meal, or maybe you didn’t eat enough, were long days. That lethargic feeling made it difficult to focus and make it through the day. As the hours passed, it just became worse, to the point where you could probably only think about your next meal and how tasty it would be.
Many children and youth in Calgary face that reality everyday. Unfortunately, they may not have that next meal to look forward to. Without a regular source of food, children and youth in our city can be held back from achieving their highest potential.
If children and youth were provided with nutritious, regular meals, what they could accomplish could be unprecedented.
Having a full stomach could make it easier to focus in class, thus, getting better marks and absorbing more information. The same is true with camps or after school and summer activities. They can take part in activities with their peers that are more meaningful and can leave a lasting impression. No longer would they lack the energy to succeed in class work or other activities. They would no longer have to hide their lunchboxes in shame from their peers.
When a child is not constantly worrying about where their next meal may come from, they can be given the opportunity to dream and to achieve their highest potential.
The possibilities are endless when children and youth are given the tools they need to succeed in life.
A reliable source of food can make a world of difference to a child in need. Without the stress of food insecurity, children and youth can have the summer they deserve.
You can help children and youth achieve their full potential by donating today.