The issue and the need

 

                  

 

“Over 65 per cent of our students are new to Canada and their parents are working shift jobs or holding two jobs,” said past principal Jan Crofoot.  “Until few years ago, many of the children came to school with no lunches or insufficient food for nutrition breaks.  One student brought a moldy piece of bread and a rotten orange because his sister had made his lunch and that was all there was at home.”

 

The school council and faculty at Ridgeview Public School saw a rising need for children’s nutrition that would help in the overall development of the child. They decided to start the Breakfast Program, along with the Breakfast for Kids Program- Boys & Girls Club of Peel.