It’s because of these numbers that the Calgary Food Bank came together with the CBE to pilot a new hunger-prevention program, Weekends and More (WAM), during the 2014 to 2015 school year. And after a year of well-documented success in helping our most vulnerable kids outside of school hours, this collaborative program is launching at full-capacity to even more schools.
Sponsored by WAM Development Group, this program ensures the Calgary Food Bank can provide nutritious food for our children so they can maintain their health and learning in and out of school.
In one year:
Schools participated in the pilot project
Children helped through the program
Hampers distributed to chronically hungry children
Food insecurity can have long-lasting effects, especially on children. There is no doubt that providing food support for children has a positive impact on their academics, social interactions and health. WAM ensures hunger is not a barrier to learning.