In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, HSBC Bank Canada is donating $1 million to Breakfast Club of Canada for breakfast programs in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto and Montreal to benefit 4,500 youth each year for the next three years (2017-20).
“While Canada is one of the best countries in the world to live and work, it’s hard to believe that one in five Canadian children are currently at risk of going to school on an empty stomach,” said Daniel Germain, President and Founder of Breakfast Club of Canada. “This latest commitment from HSBC is significant, and together, we can create a lasting impact for our future generations to ensure Canada always celebrates its most value resource: our children.”
In addition, 50 school kitchens will be equipped to prepare healthy breakfasts, and HSBC employees across the country will continue to participate in Breakfast Club of Canada’s ‘Adopt a School’ volunteer program.
“For over 150 years we have been helping customers and communities throughout the world achieve their ambitions, and so to mark Canada’s own momentous milestone we want to support those young and growing Canadians who will shape our country’s next 150 years,” said Sandra Stuart, President and CEO, HSBC Bank Canada. “HSBC and Breakfast Club of Canada share a passion for helping youth reach their full potential, and together we’ll be able to help more than 4,500 youth access healthy breakfasts so they can fuel their minds, bodies and dreams for the future.”