Vancouver Charity Partners
In Vancouver, our local meals are provided via three amazing youth-focused charities: Breakfast Club of Canada, KidSafe, and Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC.
Breakfast Club of Canada
For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed 163,000 students every day in 1,455 schools.
Learn more about Breakfast Club of Canada by visiting their website, or watching the link below.
Founded in 1993, The KidSafe Project Society is an east Vancouver-based charity whose mission is to provide nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. While school break is typically thought of as a fun, carefree time, vulnerable children often have much different experiences. With nowhere to go, nothing to eat and no one to turn to, school break can be a time of loneliness, boredom, and hunger.
KidSafe helps make school break a time of health and happiness for vulnerable Vancouver children. Each weekday of winter, spring, and summer breaks, we keep doors open at six inner-city Vancouver elementary schools to provide the safety, emotional support, nutritious meals, and fun activities vulnerable children need and deserve. With the support of community partners like Mealshare, KidSafe is proud to welcome 450 children into our programs each year, providing over 37,000 nutritious meals, and
149,000 total hours of programming, absolutely free of charge.
Learn more about KidSafe by visiting their website, or listen to what their kids have to say (link below)!
Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC
For over 80 years, Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) have been giving children and youth what they deserve: a place to belong when they aren’t at home or in school. These clubs are a safe place that provides children with three of the things they need most: 1. a sense of belonging, 2. a sense of success, and 3. positive relationships.
Annually, BGC of South Coast BC serves over 12,500 children, youth, and families — and no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. No one.
BGC of South Coast BC has 12 clubs throughout the lower mainland, including in communities such as Langley, Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey. This allows our partner restaurants that are outside of Vancouver proper to support youth right in their own backyard! We’re so excited to be supporting this great organization that uses food to attract and impact thousands of youngsters across the lower mainland!