Hunger doesn't take the weekend off
One in five B.C. children relies on food banks and weekday school lunch programs to survive. Backpack Buddies strives to combat childhood hunger by ensuring that Lower Mainland kids have food to last through the weekends. For every $10 donation, we can feed one local child six meals, plus fruit and snacks.
B.C. hunger by the numbers
Did you know that B.C. is the only province without a hunger reduction strategy? Backpack Buddies currently feeds 1814 children each month, but there are so many more local children who need our help.
B.C. children relying on food banks: 32%
B.C. children living below the poverty line: 20.4%
B.C.’s child poverty rate is higher than the national rate