Our Story



In 1992, a small group of forward-thinking editors at Canadian Living magazine made a vision a reality when they decided to help out hungry kids.

“As a family magazine, we feel we have a commitment to the future of the Canadian family…we think we can do something to help make sure Canadian children have a better chance at a secure future” – Bonnie Baker Cohen, Canadian Living, November 1992

They soon discovered that thousands of people across Canada shared their vision and wanted to help too. This marked the start of a national movement that continues to grow today. And so began Breakfast for Learning.


Over the past 24 years, Breakfast for Learning has helped to nourish more than four million children from coast to coast, providing over 638 million meals and snacks.

Just like our Canadian Living founders, we are a community of Canadians who feel a commitment to Canadian children. We believe that children deserve the very best chance of success in life, and the way that we help is by ensuring that they are well nourished and ready to learn throughout the school day. We make this happen in more than 1,600 school sites every year by bringing together the people in our communities to engage local expertise and resources to meet the needs of their child nutrition programs and the students it serves. We believe in fostering community, and all children are welcome.

When a child is hungry, it’s hard to learn. With your help, we can continue to work to ensure children have the nutrition they need to grow and thrive with a world of opportunity in front of them.

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