This spring marks the successful completion of four years of success for the iF Foundation’s Haitian Pride Breakfast Program. Launched in 2012, the program began by serving breakfast to 310 children 2 days a week at Saint Joseph’s School in Dubre. Today. The program serves breakfast to over 1,500 children at 7 schools, 5 days a week, during the school year. The program is the philanthropic arm of the organization’s work in Haiti and meets the immediate need of poor childhood nutrition. Many of the children who are beneficiaries of the program don’t have enough to eat at home. In addition, many of them must walk long distances to get to school. By the time they arrive at school, they are tired and unable to focus on their schoolwork. The Breakfast Program provides at least one nutritious meal a day and has helped to increase attendance at school too. As we look forward into the 2016-2017 school year, the most critical need for the program is to raise continued operating support. It cost $100 to support one child for an entire school year. Your donation goes directly to help the beneficiaries of this important program. For more information on ways to support the Breakfast Program contact Eileen Spencer (914) 924-9704 or email@example.com
The Haitian Pride Breakfast Program just completed its third year of operation and thanks to generous philanthropic partners, it has expanded this year and is now providing breakfast to 1,510 children at seven schools, five days per week. On a recent trip to Haiti, Tom Iovino and several iF Foundation supporters were able to see first hand the impact of the Breakfast Program as well as hear directly from program beneficiaries about the tremendous need for this unique initiative. The Breakfast Program is the philanthropic outreach program of the iF Foundation and while the long-term focus of iF’s mission is sustainable economic development, addressing the immediate need of poor childhood nutrition is an important component of our commitment to the community. Every child who attends St. Joseph’s, Immaculee, Baptiste Bordes, Christ Roi, Christ-Vivant, Ebenezer and Holy Cross primary schools receives a delicious and nutritious meal to jump start their day.