February 5, 2014 - The Egg Farmers of Canada has formed a partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada to give more Canadian children access to a balanced breakfast.
In Canada, one out of seven children goes to school on an empty stomach.1 As part of its commitment to social responsibility, EFC has partnered with one of the country's major nutritional programs, Breakfast Club of Canada, which provides thousands of breakfasts to children every day.
Last year, the Conference Board of Canada reported that 30 per cent of Canadian elementary and 60 per cent of secondary students go to school undernourished, a statistic Breakfast Club of Canada hope to see decline.2
Daniel Germain, President-founder of Breakfast Club of Canada says EFC's involvement in the program will allow the organization to meet the everyday challenge of providing a full and nourishing meal to over 130,000 children.
Egg Farmers of Canada sponsors and supports many causes that matter to their farmers and Canadians. This new partnership is rooted in their promise to promote healthy living in Canadian communities. Eggs are a natural, fresh food that provide high quality protein and 14 important nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron and folate and help keep children healthy and active.
The Breakfast Club of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, food, training and services to school breakfast programs across Canada. We are dedicated to making sure that students start their day with a nutritious breakfast in a stimulating environment.
1) 2013 Report Card on Child and Family poverty in Canada, "Canada's Real Economic Action Plan Begins with Poverty Eradication", Familly Service Toronto, 2013, 21 pages.
2) Jessica Edge, Alison Howard, "Enough for All: Household Food Security in Canada", The Conference Board of Canada, August 2013, 57 pages.