“There have been seasons where I won’t eat so that my kids can.”
Kristy is a single mom with a fixed income living on Vancouver Island.
“When I don’t have enough food to feed my kids, it’s very hard. The kids can tell when I’m stressed about money and food—I try not to show it but they pick up on it from me and they worry.”
Kristy’s kids aren’t alone. The reality is, there are anxious kids in every corner of our province wondering where their next meal is coming from.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. With your help, we can do something about it.
For the past three years, Kristy’s daughter, Kaliyah, has been coming home from school every Friday with a backpack full of food from Backpack Buddies. The bag is loaded with meals and snacks to last Kaliyah the weekend and beyond.
“The bags of food from Backpack Buddies provide us with a sense of security and hope. Kaliyah knows that there’s going to be something for her to eat over the weekend—she doesn’t have to worry about that anymore.”
There are over 5,000 hungry children across BC who depend on the generosity of people like you. Your continued support ensures they receive a bag of food from Backpack Buddies every Friday, along with hope for the weekend ahead.
Every $20 you give provides a child like Kaliyah with meals and snacks to last them the weekend and beyond.
“When we get Backpack Buddies, it feels like someone is looking out for me and my family—I can’t thank you enough.”