BB4CK packs lunches for thousands of kids across Calgary each day that might otherwise go without lunch.
1 in 6 Canadian children do not know where their next meal is coming from.
35% of those relying on food banks nationally are children, when they only represent 20% of the population.
Each day these kids face the school day on an empty stomach because there just isn’t enough in the fridge at home.
Teachers report that students who come to school hungry lose an average of 132 minutes of learning each day due to lack of energy. When someone misses a meal, hunger can consume all thoughts. How is a child supposed to focus on the math problem in front of them when all they can think about is how hungry they are?
The team at Westview currently packs more than 80 lunches per week for students in 3 NW schools. Teams meet Monday and Wednesday mornings to pack lunches for the week.
Our volunteer roster needs to grow.
Packing lunches at Westview
Delivering lunches to schools
For more information, please contact the church.
BB4CK website: bb4ck.org/