Nestlé Canada launches initiative with Food Banks of Canada
Nestlé Canada announced the launch of the Nestlé for Healthier Kids initiative, which includes a two-year partnership with Food Banks Canada that will support the After the Bell Program and the expansion of the Food Explorers Cooking Club.
“With more than 30 per cent of food bank clients being children, we’re pleased to partner with Nestlé to expand Food Banks Canada’s programs to reduce child hunger. With their support, we will expand the Food Explorers Cooking club program to six- to eight-year-olds, providing more children and their families with hands-on skills and knowledge for planning and cooking nutritious meals; and to deliver 130,000 healthy food packs to children experiencing hunger during the summer months, when school-based food programs are closed,” says Chris Hatch, CEO Food Banks Canada.
Since its beginning, Nestlé has been committed to helping parents and caregivers provide nutrition to their children. Announced in 2018, the Nestlé for Healthier Kids global flagship initiative aims to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030 through the support of local communities and their health promotion goals, in addition to continued improvements to Nestlé food and beverage portfolio.
For more information about the Nestle for Healthier Kids initiative, visit www.corporate.nestle.ca.