Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation’s Feeding Our Future initiative, in partnership with Second Harvest, has been launched in nine cities across Canada. The long-term project is Canada’s largest summer lunch program, which has delivered well over one million lunches since its inception in 2001.
Starting July 4th, free nutritious lunches will be delivered to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, Burnside Gorge Community Centre and Quadra Street Village Centre (Victoria), Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, Community Kitchens of Calgary, Mission Services (Oakville), Second Harvest (Toronto), the Ottawa Food Bank, Moisson Montreal and Feed Nova Scotia (Halifax).
According to Debra Lawson, Executive Director of Second Harvest, “It is always powerful when likeminded partners come together to take action on an issue. Second Harvest is proud of its partnership with Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and the joint efforts literally ‘Feeding Our Future’ in Canada. Together, we understand that hunger never takes a vacation. That’s why this program is vital to communities across the country.”
Also, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and its business and community partners are hosting BBQ parties for the children benefiting from the program in the seven cities to raise awareness of the need for action to protect underprivileged children against hunger.