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Breakfast Club of Canada receives $100K donation

Gift was made to celebrate the birth of Duke and Duchess of Sussex's child


June 3, 2019
By Bakers Journal

Breakfast Club of Canada extends its heartfelt thanks to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, for having selected the Club as the recipient of this donation.

This gift is a vote of confidence and recognition for the work we have been doing, with purpose and passion, for nearly 25 years. In Canada, one out of four children starts the day without breakfast. That works out to more than 1 million young people who do not have access to a healthy morning meal before they step into the classroom.

Breakfast Club of Canada’s determination to provide children with an equal chance to succeed, one breakfast at a time, has never wavered.

“We share the honour we are receiving today with all those who help us fulfill our mission every single morning,” said Daniel Germain, President and Founder of Breakfast Club of Canada in a press release. “By that we mean more than 17,500 volunteers across Canada, as well as our 84 employees, financial partners, individual donors and community partners in every provinces and territories. Because of this incredible network, 230,000 children get to enjoy daily breakfast in one of the programs supported by the Club.”

“Today’s donation is also highly symbolic,” he added. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are committed to taking care of their new baby, no matter what may arise. That is exactly what a breakfast program represents in children’s eyes. It’s a warm, welcoming place where they know they will be taken care of, valued as individuals and given a nutritious breakfast in an environment that fosters their health and well-being.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to invite all Canadians to support us in our mission. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram,” Germain concluded.

The funding will be used to open five new breakfast programs in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and in an Indigenous community in Quebec. The program will benefit 500 children a day for an entire school year and makes it possible to serve over 100, 000 breakfasts and food-related expenses.