According to the most recent BC Child Poverty Report Card, more than 5,000 children in the Nanaimo Regional District live in poverty — that’s more than one in five.
And with poverty comes lack of food security, with parents often being unable to afford the healthy food kids need to learn, grow and thrive. During the school year, school meal programs help fill the gap, but those cease during summer holidays. Our Summer Lunch Munch program steps in to provide more than 5,000 nutritious lunches to children in our community.
We have wrapped up our fundraising for 2019 and are thrilled to have exceeded our fundraising target.