Full Bellies Feed Strong Minds!

It's true what they say, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Not only does it provide energy and nutrition, it also improves alertness, concentration, mental performance, mood and memory. Students who eat breakfast before starting their school day tend to score better on academic tests in math, reading, and science. Researchers believe that breakfast provides the energy necessary to increase cognitive, or thinking, speed and problem-solving skills. So we want to make sure that students are beginning the day with a full stomach!

How Can You Help?
If you would like to donate to the Be a GEM Breakfast Program, email us at beagemfoundation@gmail.com or
click here. We are currently accepting monetary donations, grocery store gift cards, and sealed healthy snacks
(nut-free granola bars, canned fruit, yogurt tubes, etc.).

Are You a School in Need of Assistance?

Email beagemfoundation@gmail.com. Make sure to include the name of the school and details of any breakfast program that is currently in place. 

We are proud to donate $1,500 in support of the Hetherington Public School Breakfast Program! Every month, Be a GEM Foundation will provide one week of breakfast to the students at Hetherington Public School, for one year! Great job Mr. Abbey for implementing such an important program!

The "Kennedy Cupboard" is a place where students can go to receive free snacks throughout the day. Thank you Kennedy Collegiate for implementing this great program! Be a GEM Foundation is proud to donate $800 to purchase snacks for these students! 

St. James Catholic School has a fantastic Breakfast Program! Be a GEM Foundation is happy to be a part of it by donating $800 which will provide daily milk to each student for the remainder of the school year!

Check out these useful links by
Canada's Food Guide:

Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Recipes

Food Safety

Be a GEM Breakfast Program