Back-to-school season is a time of excitement and fun for many kids. But for those living in poverty— which includes 600,000 Canadian children—back-to-school can come with worry and embarrassment.
School Feeding Programs
Across Canada, one in seven kids go to school hungry. As the price of food continues to rise, more and more families on fixed or limited incomes are facing food insecurity.
From coast to coast, The Salvation Army provides more than 100,000 meals annually to children through its school feeding programs.