Our impact

Helping kids go far since 1989

Girl sitting on a bench holding a plant

Kids should go far. Not hungry.

Good food and growing and cooking skills are essential building blocks for a child to create the best future they can. President’s Choice Children’s Charity is building a nation of Power Full Kids that are well-fed and ready to learn, and empowered with the skills to discover food.

  • 27%

    higher levels of anxiety are experienced by hungry children.*

  • 44.2%

    of students eat more fruits and vegetables when schools have gardens.*

  • 50

    Hours of nutrition education are needed to affect behavior change.*


*Based on program evaluations and participant feedback.

Hunger stands in the way.

Hunger can make it difficult for a child to concentrate, effect their attendance, and worsen learning outcomes. Read about the impact of chronic hunger on our children, and what we’re doing to help, in our annual Report to the Community.

2020 Report to the community

2020 at-a-glance

  • 836,000Children and youth participated in Power Full Kids programs

  • 3,900Power Full Kids program locations across Canada

  • 68,200,000Meals and snacks provided

  • 12,500Children and youth participated in the Power Full KidsTM Grow & Cook program

  • 383,000Students fed everyday at school

  • 2,460Schools participate in the Power Full Kids Eat Well program