How We Help
We do not talk about poverty and child hunger… we provide a solution-based program that addresses, responds to and diminishes child weekend hunger within Niagara. While we recognize we cannot eliminate poverty or hunger, we can ensure that any child sustaining entire weekends without food, will be fed.
We are seeing a shift from poverty elimination to a preventative methodology. We reduce barriers to accessing healthy food, which impacts immediate, short and long-term developmental outcomes for children and youth. Provision of food is a key prevention strategy impacting physical health, mental health and academic success, in breaking the cycle of poverty.
When children receive the nourishment they need, a whole new world opens up. They can concentrate better in class, have higher energy levels, improve test scores and attendance, and become more social.
If we are truly committed to breaking the root causes of poverty, we need to focus resources on children ensuring they are provided the tools needed to grow, thrive and succeed.