It’s back to school time!
With a new school year comes new expenses.
That means new clothes and shoes, new books and pencils, and the list goes on. This also doesn’t include unexpected back to school costs, such as athletics, music, university prep, tutoring, field trips, or technology.
The beginning of a new school year can be very expensive and overwhelming for many. For those living in food insecurity, it may result in them dipping into their household expenses.
These extra expenses can add up, and can often result in families having to make the choice between eating and making other necessary payments.
Despite these expenses, back to school can be a very exciting time, especially for kids!
To help kids have a great start to their new school year, we deliver our food packs right up until the end of summer!
With full stomachs, children and youth have shown improvement in their commitment to learning, reading at grade level, achievement motivation, school engagement, and more.
We worked hard this summer to provide over 70,000 meals to hungry kids in Calgary, which is a 20% increase since last year and double from 2017.
While we may be coming to the end of summer, to meet the increasing demand, we need your help more than ever. Become a summer superhero and help feed kids across Calgary during the summer months by donating today.