About Café Spark
1 in 5 children in Ottawa live in poverty. This means that thousands of children, through no fault of their own, arrive at school hungry. That’s a serious problem, because hungry kids can’t learn.
As food costs and food insecurity rates soar, demand for the breakfast program also grows. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, we anticipate that program needs will continue to grow this year.
From March 1 to 5, the Ottawa Network for Education is hosting virtual coffee breaks to raise money for the School Breakfast Program.
Join us each day at 10am for this virtual café to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the School Breakfast Program – and to raise funds to support Ottawa kids.
Days 1 – 4:
30th Anniversary of the School Breakfast Program
ONFE’s School Breakfast Program is celebrating 30 years of partnering with Ottawa schools, municipal and provincial governments, individual and corporate donors, community organizations and volunteers. Together we have provided local children and youth with more than 35 million nutritious meals to support learning, promote healthy eating, and improve student success.
Every year, ONFE hosts an annual gala called the Spark Soirée to raise funds for the School Breakfast Program. In this year without live events, we’re excited to host Café Spark to bring School Breakfast Program supporters and the community together. Learn more about the Program