The Generations Foundation understands that in order for children to learn, they must be nourished. The number of Montreal children who arrive to school hungry is staggering and the non-profit organization is doing something about it; each and every day.
With the latest release of Moisson Montreal’s annual statistics on the number of people using food banks across the island, this harsh reality is receiving the attention it commands.
The statistics reveal that children under eighteen represent 40.9% of the total number of users of the largest food bank in Montreal. The numbers are up from 37.4 % across the island.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Fred Griffith of Generations Foundation has been delivering hot meals and dry foods since 1999. Nicknamed the “food man” by the kids, Griffith says he never tires of seeing how grateful the children are whenever he arrives.
Generations Foundation provides a nutritious breakfast, hot lunch and a snack to over 6,500 school children; giving them a fighting chance to be productive in class and achieve better academic results.
It has also been revealed that without adequate nutrition, children do not attend classes regularly. They become aggressive and violent. They must also struggle with the shame of not having enough to eat.
Thousands of school children are hungry because parents contend with poverty and cannot afford to feed them a proper meal. Most children attend school looking forward to learning, others primarily endeavor to be fed. Generations Foundation and their supporters are a genuine blessing to these children and their families.
Generations Foundation's website provides a wish list. It's a wonderful opportunity for parents to introduce to their children, the importance of giving back.