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“Back to School” means something different to some children

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As many families across the city prepare to go back to school by purchasing new clothes, backpacks, and pencil cases, some kids will be going back to school without a lunch and proper nutrition break snacks.

Our Kick Start After 4 Program, along with our community food program partners, help thousands of kids every year get the food they need to properly concentrate and learn at their full potential.

Through 22 schools across the city, we provide 76,000 healthy snacks, including fruits and veggies, yogurt, milk, and granola over the course of the school year.

Your support also helps us provide food to our community food programs across Ottawa. As 36 per cent of the people for whom we provide are children, the food so generously provided through these programs helps fill their empty lunch boxes.

[blockquote] “Sometimes I bring a lunch bag to school, even though there isn’t anything in it. I feel ashamed not have a lunch. The other kids do.”[/blockquote]

Together, we can help children like 10-year-old Thomas, who shouldn’t know what if feels like to be “ashamed”.

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