Approximately 20% of all school aged children in Alberta go to school hungry. In Edmonton, 1 in 6 children lives in poverty.
The school lunch/snack program we support provides nearly 400,000 lunches to high needs children each year and over 1 million snacks to help students learn and reach their potential.
It is our goal to eliminate as much overhead cost as possible while still helping those who need it most. With the money raised and earmarked for this project, we will be purchasing food and supplies to donate to E4C’s school program. This way, all money goes directly to the children without a portion going to administration costs.
Stay tuned to hear how much we raise on Melinda Green Day, on September 16th, and how the proceeds are used.
You too can help support our projects.