2023 Back to School Campaign
For just $2.70, you can provide these hurting and hungry kids with meals so they can focus on learning, growing, and thriving. 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
These are drastic times for Alberta’s most vulnerable youth and children. Families are facing increasing pressures as inflation and food costs rise. Today, the number of hungry children in our province has grown to one in five, and we are seeing the heartbreaking effects of this every day.
Kim, the principal at one of the schools we serve, sees tremendous value in the food provided for students in need during the after-school program:
“It’s always healthy choices. It also gives them a variety of things that they may not get on their own. It’s healthier than what a lot of them are able to get as far as snacks go.”
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 50 schools across the province — meeting the needs of some of Alberta’s hungriest children. Children like Nat.
At Hope Mission, we believe that hope begins with a meal…and that’s especially true for our younger visitors. At just 14 years old, Nat knows the mental and physical toll that can come from facing struggles and uncertainty.
Nat first came to Hope Mission through our summer camp program. “I was super nervous…and I remember one staff who was super nice. She helped me feel comfortable. And I felt super safe after that.”
Nat benefitted immensely from the nurturing and inclusive environment at Hope Mission, and the nourishing food provided through your support was a big part of that. Nat says, “I really do enjoy warm meals they give us here. It’s like a comfort food kind of thing, like it helps me feel at ease. I don’t feel anxious or nervous about anything. It kind of just releases any tension that I once had in a day.”
Vulnerable students like Nat need help as they go back to school — the time to act is now. Nat’s potential is priceless, but tragically, there are many children like her who are struggling during these times of isolation and need. Please help us support these children and their families.
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.