The battle against poverty is one that many nations struggle with – even countries like Canada. In Canada, 15% of children live below the poverty line and this number increases to 40% for Indigenous children.
We at Peace Collective want Canadians to join us in the fight against poverty by helping us minimize, and hopefully one day eliminate, child hunger. Over 1 million Canadian children, that’s 1 in 6, will face hunger this year. As a Canadian brand, we wanted to focus our efforts on raising awareness on poverty here in Canada by supporting a local charity. The organization that we have chosen is Canada’s very own Breakfast for Learning.
Today’s children and youth are the ones who will be making a difference in the next generation. By supporting Breakfast for Learning, we are helping to ensure that these children and youth have the nourishment they need during the school day to reach their full potential in the classroom, and in life.
What is Breakfast for Learning?
Breakfast for Learning is committed to helping children across Canada realize their full potential in life by ensuring they attend school well nourished and ready to learn. Breakfast for Learning has been helping support school based nutrition programs in every province and territory for 23 years. During the 2015/16 school year, Breakfast for Learning funded 1,887 breakfast, lunch and snack programs, supporting 238,853 children with more than 40 million nourishing meals and snacks. Since 1992, Breakfast for Learning has helped 3.8 million children enjoy over 594 million healthy meals and snacks. For more information, please visit www.breakfastforlearning.ca.
How you can help?
With the purchase of select Peace Collective garments, $4 is donated to Breakfast for Learning and helps feed a hungry Canadian child two healthy meals and a healthy snack. All of us here at Peace Collective thank you for your continued support and love.