Every month in Canada more than a million people need to use a food bank.
And nearly 400,000 are children.
When school lets out in June, those kids will be even hungrier once they lose access to a breakfast club, a lunch plan or whatever other food program their school might provide.
On May 15, After The Bell — a child hunger reduction program — will address this situation with its annual food pack drive, where 1,000 volunteers take over a huge warehouse and put together 100,000 healthy food packs for children in high-need communities.
The food packs will top-up food banks across Canada in preparation for the lean summer months.