Our impact

Helping kids go far since 1989

Girl sitting on a bench holding a plant

Hunger stands in the way.

Hunger can make it difficult for a child to concentrate, negatively effects their attendance, and worsens learning outcomes. Read the long-term effects of hunger on our children in our Annual Report to the Community.

2021 Annual Report
  • 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.

Our mission to feed 1 million kids every year.

President’s Choice Children’s Charity aims to reach one million kids annually with good food, at school and all summer, by 2025. Children who participate in Power Full Kids | Eat Well, our in-school program, receive meals and snacks four days per week from September to June. Power Full Kids | Discover Food, our summer program, is tailored to meet the nutritional needs of children and youth at eight-week summer camps.

2021 at-a-glance

  • 800,000Children and youth fed during Power Full Kids programs

  • 3,300Power Full Kids program locations across Canada

  • 122,000,000Meals and snacks provided

  • 500,000Students fed at school during the Power Full Kids | Eat Well program

  • 2,400Schools delivered the Power Full Kids | Eat Well program

  • 780Children and youth participated in the Power Full Kids | Grow & Cook program at school