Children experiencing poverty in the rural community of North Dundas, ON often start the school week hungry because they did not get enough to eat over the weekend. Food insecurity sparked by COVID-19 is only making this problem worse. The House of Lazarus offers children and youth in need a bag of food every Friday (including high-protein items, fresh produce, and milk) to cover their two days away from school meal programs. Teachers slip the food into children’s backpacks so no one feels singled out, and students come to school on Mondays ready to learn.
Your Gift of $40 will provide two months’ worth of weekend groceries for a hungry child.