Nourishing Potential… One Breakfast at a Time
It’s the most important meal of the day, as the saying goes, but not every child arrives at school with the benefit of a full stomach. The reasons are numerous – from not enough food at home to the simple realities of rushed morning schedules and long bus rides to school. That’s where Breakfast Club of Canada comes in. Breakfast Club of Canada is a charitable organization that plays a vitally important role in filling the gap by providing daily nutritious breakfasts at schools throughout Prince Rupert and across the country. Meals are served by welcoming and attentive adults, within a warm, inclusive and inviting setting. Students in turn are encouraged to get involved and help as volunteers, meaning the program also contributes to development of important life skills, community-building, and stress relief and self-confidence. Here in Prince Rupert alone, the program provides daily breakfasts to well over 500 students, serving more than 90,000 meals annually. Prince Rupert also has the distinction of being one of the few cities in Canada where every single school has an active food program – an example that Breakfast Club of Canada is working to replicate in many more Canadian communities. Trigon is proud to be a long-standing supporter of local Breakfast Club of Canada programs, and recently renewed a multi-year funding commitment – one of our larger Community Investment contributions.