2022 Back to School Campaign
For just $2.70, you can provide these hurting and hungry kids meals so they can focus on learning, growing, and flourishing. Your gift today will give them hope for tomorrow.
No Child Hungry
Here at Hope Mission, we have a vision to reach the next generation. We’ve seen what can happen to children who don’t have adequate supports and access to food at such a young age. By feeding hungry children in our communities across Alberta, we hope to break the cycles of poverty that can lead to addiction, homelessness, and despair. But we can’t do this without your help.
An Urgent Need for Meals
COVID-19 has drastically impacted Alberta’s most vulnerable youth and children. Even before the pandemic, one in six children were living in food insecure households. Today, the number of hungry children in our province has grown and we are seeing the heartbreaking effects of this every day.
Michelle, a teacher who works in one of the schools we serve, talks about the severity of the need that she is seeing.
“I’ve been in this field for 20+ years and I’ve not seen this level of need that have come on us in the last 2-3 years… The need is just increasing.”
Now than any other time in recent memory, it’s more important than ever that these kids can come to school and receive proper nutrition so that they can learn, grow, and reach their full potential.
Back to School
This school year, we are planning to serve thousands of meals every week to hurting and hungry kids in schools all across Alberta.
We’ll be working with 44 schools across the province — meeting the needs of some of Alberta’s hungriest children. Children like Maverick.
Maverick and his family know firsthand what the pain of hunger feels like. He’s just nine years old, but he and his little sister are well aware of the struggles to keep up with the bills and put food on the table.
While most children are focused on school, making friends, and having fun, Maverick often wonders if there will be any food in the fridge or cupboards when he goes home. Often, he’ll grab an extra snack from school just in case.
With the price of groceries, gas, and overall cost of living growing unlike any other time in recent memory, Maverick’s dad is incredibly worried how they are going to make ends meet. Like many of the single parents we’ve met, he is doing his best to provide, but this season is a struggle.
Vulnerable families like Maverick’s are in need of help — the time to act is now.
Tragically, there are many kids like Maverick who are struggling unlike any other time — your help is urgently needed. Supporting these hungry children and families is absolutely critical.
Will You Partner With Us Today?
With thousands of hungry children to serve each week, we urgently need your help to make this vision a reality. It costs $2.70 to provide one of these healthy and delicious lunches to a student in need — please give generously today to feed as many Alberta children as possible.