Winnipeg’s largest food bank is helping to ensure more schoolchildren don’t go hungry on weekends.
Winnipeg Harvest is tripling its Breakfast2Go program, expanding it from Mulvey School in Wolseley to Pinkham School and Victor H. L. Wyatt School.
“750 kids including students from Pinkham School and Victor L. Wyatt School will now have access to nutritious foods on the weekends so they can return to school fed and fueled for learning,” said Keren Taylor Hughes, CEO of Winnipeg Harvest.
Harvest launched Breakfast2Go in November 2018 and it found immediate success.
“Our goal is to help children reach their full potential one breakfast at a time,” said Dennise Yarema, Breakfast Club of Canada.
“We are proud to partner with Winnipeg Harvest and renew our funding commitment to support the expansion of Breakfast2Go so that all students in Manitoba have an equal chance to learn.”
Winnipeg Harvest feeds more than 25,000 children every month, many of whom participate in weekly school programs and may go hungry on weekends. Children who suffer from a lack of nutritious foods are put at a higher risk of early development of Type 2 diabetes, and may see hindering effects on their growth, learning and educational success.