Back-to-school and in the News

It’s been a whirlwind back-to-school season here at Backpack Buddies. As we embark on our 7th year, we are set to reach more children than ever before. Our story recently caught the attention of Global News and The Globe and Mail:

Fighting Child Hunger - Global News

Co-Founder Emily-anne joined Sonia Sunger in studio to talk about how Backpack Buddies is expanding our services this fall. We're now in over 50 schools across Metro Vancouver, feeding more hungry children than ever before. It’s an incredible feat, one that is both extremely encouraging and deeply heartbreaking, because it speaks to the real need that continues to exist for children in our community.

Our children can’t be hungry to learn if they’re also hungry for food - The Globe and Mail

“As children returned to classes across the country this month, many arrived with a hearty appetite for learning and discovery. But behind the scenes, a gnawing fear was already biting at the heels of others struggling to outrun a problem they wouldn’t dare mention: On weekends, they go hungry.”