School’s out for summer, and while students across Canada are looking forward to adventures beyond the classroom, for many, the summer months bring about increased food insecurity, due to lack of access to critical in-school meal programs.
Mondelez Canada is contributing $75,000 to Food Banks Canada’s After the Bell program to help ensure children who rely on in-school programs across Canada can have access to healthy food items this summer.
Mondelez Canada, the company behind snacking brands including CADBURY, OREO and RITZ is a long-standing partner with Food Banks Canada, and proudly provides annual support for Food Banks Canada’s After the Bell program.
The contribution from Mondelez Canada will directly benefit Canadian children and will help deliver healthy food packs through the After the Bell program to the most vulnerable children in communities across Canada this summer.
Each pack contains child-friendly, nutritious foods such as shelf stable milk, hummus, crackers, cereal, oatmeal and sunflower seeds.
The packs are then sent to the local food bank who uses grant money to supplement the food packs with perishable items such as apples, sugar snap peas, cheese, and yogurt.
Food Banks Canada and the Mondelez Canada portfolio of brands have a long-standing partnership.
This donation follows closely behind Mondelez brand CADBURY commitment to donating $100,000 to select food banks across Canada earlier this year, as a part of the CADBURY Share Goodness campaign.