Child Hunger Brantford completed an interview with Ngozi Udekwu, Krista De Costa, Aakanksha Aakanksha, and Aarti Aarti who are students from Conestoga College’s Early Childhood Education program. The students were seeking community organizations within Brantford to assess the impact they have on the community.
We are grateful to be recognized as an organization that is maintaining a positive impact on the lives of children and youth in the Brantford area.
Impact of our Lunch Programs
In 2019, Child Hunger Brantford served approximately 17,270 meals through the Kid Lunch Box Program.
In 2020, with a limited duration of programming due to Covid-19, Child Hunger Brantford served approximately 8,750 meals through the Kids Lunch Box Program.
With the arrival of 2021, we are hoping to make a greater impact on the Brantford community and the children we serve.
A report, published by the Conference Board of Canada, estimates that some two million people in this country suffer from “food insecurity” – meaning, nutritious food is sometimes or always unavailable or unaffordable to them.
Nearly half of those are school-aged children. Poor nutrition has an immediate impact on their physical well-being and has the potential to undermine their economic well-being for a lifetime.
Education is one of the most powerful determinants of health. Children who cannot learn, cannot thrive, if they are not well-nourished.
There are many quotes used to raise awareness of child poverty.
“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.” Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut
“I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.” Mother Teresa
“If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved.” Bono
“When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political, or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.” Desmond Tutu
It’s impossible to imagine that children living in our community, Brantford / Brant County, are suffering from a lack of food on a daily basis.
It’s possible to make a difference! It takes a community to come together to eradicate food insecurity issues.
“The Kids Lunch Club is fantastic for my students who come to school with little or no lunch/snacks”.
“The Kids Lunch club program has made a tremendous difference for the student’s quality of life and overall happiness as well as academic performance. I am thankful that we have this amazing program at our school”.
“Improvement in energy levels and behavior”.
“My students often get some food at second lunch and this greatly helps them in math”Maths Teacher
“After having food from the Kids Lunch Club they are able to work independently for 30 plus minutes”
“Thank you very much as many students from my class benefit greatly from partaking in this program”pincipal