TORONTO — Nestlé Canada has launched a new food program with Foods Banks Canada — Nestlé for Healthier Kids — that will financially support its After the Bell Program and expand the Food Explorers Cooking Club.
“At Nestlé Canada, we care about the communities where we live and work and contributing to the health of families is core to our purpose,” says Jeff Hamilton, CEO of Nestlé Canada. “We’re proud to partner with Food Banks Canada to support thousands of families in need by providing them with access to healthy food and the nutrition information they need to build life-long healthy habits.”
The initiative aims to help 50-million children lead healthier lives by 2030 as Nestlé strives to improve its food-and-beverage portfolio.
“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,” says Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada. “With their support, we’ll 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.”