In 2003, a resident of Gatineau (Aylmer) realized that while the vast majority of our students were happy and lacking in something, some of them needed help. More specifically, she realized that children were coming to school hungry and had nothing to eat for the day. National statistics confirm this: according to UNICEF’s most recent data, one in six Canadian children lives in poverty.
Hard to believe, but she found that even in our own community, in our children’s schools, teachers and supervisors paid meals to hungry children from their own pockets. A hungry child can not focus on his lessons or learn anything, so begins the cycle of poverty.
The decision was made to take action to help these children in need and this is how Hunger to Help came into being.
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