British Columbia has one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada, 1 in 5 children grow up living below the poverty line.
The high cost of living: rent, household expenses and childcare, results in crisis for families in our community. Basic needs like food, shelter and warmth are often compromised.
Food banks help, but many families still depend on school breakfast, lunch and snack programs to meet their children’s baseline nutritional needs. In 2015 CFAX Santas Anonymous Society added food insecurity to its funding priorities.