Our Impact

To date, RFFL has provided over 2.7 million lunches, breakfasts, and snacks!

In the 2021-22 school year, we provided 94,360 snacks,  26,617 lunches, and 8,289 breakfasts to 944 students in 14 schools.  We are very proud of the quantity and quality of food we provide to hungry students.

 

Child Hunger is a Reality in Regina

According to the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation's Vital Signs report, child poverty is a reality. The statistics are staggering.

  • 11.7% of households in Regina experienced poverty in 2015
  • 18.5% of children in Regina live in poverty
  • 45% of Aboriginal children in Regina live in poverty
  • 30.5% of single parent families in Regina live in poverty

 

In Regina, 45% of Food Bank users are Children! From the review of Children's Health and Behaviour by Pediatrics and Child Health, the results of food insecurity show:

  • Child hunger is related to poor health outcomes
  • Have almost a third greater risk of being hospitalized
  • Are more likely to have multiple chronic conditions
  • Are two times more likely to experience persistent symptoms of hyperactivity/attention deficiencies

 

Children deemed food insecure at kindergarten experience impaired performance in math, reading and social function. Hungry children are more likely to display behaviours, be absent and/or late for school. Students learn best when they are well nourished. Experiencing hunger impairs children's memory recall, math scores and they are more likely to have behavioural, emotional, and academic problems. It can affect their development and learning through compromised dietary quality or quantity, psychological or emotional stressors, and adverse effects on school engagement.

 

Our Work

 

Good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy life. Our nutrition program helps improve:

  • Health and development
  • Learning ability
  • Social interactions
  • Confidence

 

All of these positive outcomes provide students with an opportunity to thrive in school and in our community.