Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is proud to partner with President’s Choice Children’s Charity to build a healthy food and nutrition foundation for all 200,000 Club members across the country.
President’s Choice Children’s Charity (PCCC) is our most significant nutrition partner, ensuring that every child is eating well and thriving in Boys and Girls Clubs all year round.
PCCC supports four life-changing programs that reduce the impact of hunger and poor nutrition for Canadian children:
Kid Food Nation
Kid Food Nation is a national initiative that helps kids and families develop food skills through hands-on experiences. The program also features an online hub with resources for healthy meal preparation, and a national recipe competition that encourages kids to put their food literacy skills into practice and submit original and nutritious recipes.
Once a week, program participants discreetly receive a backpack filled with healthy food they can bring home to easily make meals for themselves and their families at times when Clubs or schools cannot provide the food they need. in 2019, 31 Boys and Girls Clubs ran Project Backpack, helping more than 1,000 families across Canada.
Basic Needs, Brighter Future
Since 2011, the charity has provided grants to Boys and Girls Clubs to feed children, promote healthy habits, and educate Club staff. This critical support ensures that all Club members across the country have daily access to healthy meals and snacks.
Summertime Eat Well
90% of Boys and Girls Clubs run summer camps or summer Club programming, and this is often an underfunded time of year. This year, the Summertime Eat Well initiative ensured Club in Canada had healthy meals and snacks for their summer programs.