#NOURISH KIDS NOW is a grassroots campaign that is calling on the federal government to make a cost-shared investment in healthy, universal school food programs, which would build on the investments of our provinces, municipalities and communities.
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed that school food is an essential public good, just like K-12 education and healthcare. Everyone needs access to good food to be healthy, particularly children and youth, and we need strong and resilient food systems to keep us safe.
Building on the Coalition’s advocacy for a National School Food Program and the government’s commitment in Budget 2019, the Coalition for Healthy School Food has sent this letter to the Prime Minister asking the federal government to create a dedicated School Food Fund to support the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities, stimulating the Canadian economy during the COVID-19 recovery.
Tell your local Member of Parliament (MP), Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Finance Minister Morneau, that school food is important, and dedicated funding is needed now.