DUKE Heights BIA extends support for Breakfast Program at Schools

The Executive Director of the DUKE Heights BIA spoke to the students at Driftwood Public School

There is a crisis in Canadian classrooms that many of us probably did not know. Every day, 1 in 5 Canadian children are at risk of going to school on an empty stomach. Nearly 1 million Canadian children are at risk of getting nothing to eat before they go to school in the morning.

The Children’s Breakfast Clubs has been working for years to enable each community to provide for school-age children a hot, nutritious, culturally-reflective breakfast in a social, educational and stimulating environment. DUKE Heights BIA has the privilege to support this great program for more than a year now. We believe, such programs are instrumental in driving social change on a larger scale.

Last year the BIA introduced the breakfast program to three schools in the Jane & Finch community for 2017-18. Wholehearted support from the principals and the school staff and wide appreciation from the community have encouraged us to step forward on this journey for the second year. In June 2018 Matias de Dovitiis, the Executive Director for the BIA handed over cheque for a donation to Driftwood Public School (principal: Darshni D’Souza) for continuing the program for 2018-2019. We are also delighted to support Blacksmith Public School (principal: Peter Tricarico) and Brookview Middle School (principal: Boris Stoikos) for running the breakfast program at their schools.

Visit The Children’s Breakfast Clubs website to learn more about their breakfast program.