Every Breakfast Counts

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Every Breakfast Counts was developed in the spring of 2018 as a means to address a service gap in the community by providing meals to youth who rely on breakfast programming offered during the school year. Since its launch, thousands of meals have been provided through Every Breakfast Counts.

Healthy eating habits have a significant impact on the achievement of optimal health, growth and intellectual development for youth, and Every Breakfast Counts continues to make a difference by providing local youth with nutritious and healthy meals/food.

Ongoing coordination is facilitated by the Every Breakfast Counts committee, comprised of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Mayor and CAO Offices, Sault Ste. Marie District Social Services, United Way Harvest Algoma, Algoma Family Services, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Child Care Algoma and EarlyON Child and Family Centre and the Indigenous Friendship Centre. Along with dedicated volunteers, these partners help ensure the program’s operation.

The committee is pleased to announce that 2022 programming will begin on July 4 and will run for eight weeks with a target of delivering 850 meals weekly. Nutritious food items (including fresh fruit/vegetables, milk, cheese and  bread) will be distributed free of charge in conjunction with the Kids Being Kids program offered by the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services and the EarlyON Child and Family Centres as well as at the City outdoor pool locations.

Every Breakfast Counts is seeking donations to support future operations, and anyone interested in making a financial contribution is asked to do so through the Algoma Family Services Foundation at: canadahelps.org/en/charities/algoma-family-services-foundation.

For more information about accessing the program through Kids Being Kids, contact Carrie Jones at C.Jones@socialservices-ssmd.ca or 705-942-2128. For more information about acccessing the program through the City's outdoor pools, contact Ben Ayton at 705-759-7309 or b.ayton@cityssm.on.ca.

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