2021 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.
After a year and a half of instability and uncertainty, it’s now more important than ever before that these kids can come to school and receive proper nutrition so that they can learn, grow, and reach their full potential.
As Andrea Gutmann shares in the above video, simply having a lunch program can be enough for a child to show up to school ready to learn. No child should have to stay home out of embarrassment of coming to school hungry and without a lunch — unfortunately that is far too often the reality.
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 28 schools across the province — meeting the needs of some of Alberta’s hungriest children. Children like Elijah.
Earlier this year, we had a teacher reach out to tell us that when they had first found out schools were going back online, a young boy named Elijah fell to the floor crying as he told her that he knew that if he was at home he would go hungry.
It’s hard to imagine anything more heartbreaking than a child so aware of the depth of need that they face. Tragically, more kids are going to school hungry than any time in recent memory. The need for meals is 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.