Their will be a collection box in the Village Green for food items for the Breakfast program until Christmas
Money and food donated will go to the Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club Breakfast program.Sponsored by Victoriaville Centre.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay started Breakfasts programs in the City in 1991 and continue to be the leading agency in serving Breakfast Programs in the City.
The difference between us and other breakfast programs is that we serve hot food, not grab & go breakfast.
The have have 9 sites in the City:
St Jude, St. Ann, St Elizabeth, St. Pius X, Corpus Christi, Vance Chapman, Algonquin, Claude Garton and our Vale Unit. Some of our sites have over 100 children daily which is very tough when you only have 15 – 20 minutes to ensure everyone is fed.
The purpose is to ensure children receive a healthy meal to assist them in getting ready for the upcoming activities at school. We level the playing field by including anyone. There are many reasons why kids come to the Breakfast Programs. Some children don’t have the food at home, some do not like to eat right away in the morning, some ran late at home and didn’t have time, some would rather eat & socialize with their friends and there are some that feel safer inside the breakfast program than on the playground at school.
All of the breakfast club programs also have a leadership component where the children can come eat and then help serve to the other children attending the program.
We have to apply for funds each year. Currently we get funding from Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Red Cross Student Nourishment Program, Show Kids You Care, General Mills Fare Advantage Grant and United Way.
We have a staff person at each site to ensure the program is delivered daily.
Some examples of meals we serve are:
Hot Cereal with Fruit
Toast, bagels, English Muffins
Scrambled egg wraps
Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Milk are served daily
Some of the Non-perishables that we would love to get as a donation are:
Cheerios (Just plain)
Raisin Bran Cereal
Bran Flakes Cereal
Jam (strawberry or raspberry)
100 % Orange Juice
100 % Apple Juice
Whole wheat bread, bagels or english muffins
Sandwich bags (for latecomers to take food to class)
Instant Oatmeal packages