In 2019, Sodexo Canada's Stop Hunger Foundation made the decision to develop a 5-year national partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada by donating $100,000 per year until 2024, as their mission aligned perfectly with ours: to develop initiatives that would provide greater access to healthy food options for children across the country and therefore, build healthier communities.

In an effort to further expand our impact, Sodexo Canada’s Stop Hunger Foundation has partnered with the Breakfast Club of Canada, a national cause that shares our mission to meet the fundamental need for good nutrition.

At the Stop Hunger Foundation, we believe it is possible to fight hunger by implementing initiatives well beyond food aid. We believe that it is through education, training, mentoring and the creation of food self-sufficiency projects that we will be able to help as many people as possible who suffer from food insecurity.

For Breakfast Club of Canada, providing a nutritious breakfast every morning helps children stay focused at school, have a better educational experience and feel supported by a caring community. This simple gesture has a significant impact on a child's learning ability, reduces hunger-related stress, increases attendance and punctuality and improves behaviour, all of which help children reach their full potential.

Breakfast Club of Canada currently reaches more than 580,000 children in over 3,500 school nutrition programs throughout Canada each morning. Of these, more than 47,690 children are supported through 390 clubs in Indigenous communities. In addition, the organization promotes a culturally sensitive approach to the food traditions, preferences and nutritional needs of each community, which is perfectly aligned with our values at Sodexo. We are proud to partner with Breakfast Club of Canada and hope that together we can make a significant impact on as many children as possible across the country in the communities where we operate.