Support lobby for a national school food program for Canada

Great background information is provided here: https://www.newmarkettoday.ca/local-news/beyond-local-the-recipe-for-a-successful-canadian-school-food-program-1336045 1. Quick action: sign the template letter on The Coalition for Health School Food's site, which will be sent to local MP, Trudeau, Freeland and Morneau. https://www.healthyschoolfood.ca/nourishkidsnow The letter calls on federal government to put in place a dedicated School Food Fund as a stimulus measure for economic recovery from COVID-19 and advance a needed National School Food Program, as promised in Budget 2019. 2. Option: find out what is happening in your province/territory (on the same site) and sign up as a member. 3. Option: there are postcards to print out and send in - OR, have FOK-designed postcards for kids to print off, colour, and send in. They could feature facts about Canada; i.e. Canada is the only G7 country (may need to explain that) without a national school food program, and is ranked 37th out of 41 countries in terms of providing healthy food for kids. 4. Option: Share info and facts with networks/host a discussion with parents from your school community Pluses: background work and information is done; can collaborate with Coalition for Health School Food (which has many collaborators) and with Food Secure Canada, as well as healthcare organizations; a commitment was made by federal government in the 2019 budget, and we could push for it not to be overlooked in 2021 budget because of COVID - it could be seen as a means to recovery, rather than an expense, for example. Fun idea (this is from the coalition's website, so can't claim it as our own) set up and run a virtual Great Big Crunch: https://www.healthyschoolfood.ca/great-big-crunch