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A full stomach makes a hungry mind

November, 2010

On a sunny fall afternoon, we strolled about the Old Port, noting a cruise ship from the Caribbean, restaurants and shops in Bonsecours Market. Old Montreal is a great area to enjoy, but then it was time to refuel and we headed uptown to Le Petit Szechuan on Somerled in N.D.G.

Adrian and I shared a large bowl of steaming soup replete with vegetables and other traditional ingredients. My dessert was a fortune cookie that revealed: “An empty stomach cannot give political advice.”

I interpreted it as such: The government can only do so much. Poverty exists and approximately one in five children worldwide still go to bed hungry each night. As demonstrated in the Quebec Board of Black Educators program, children will learn better with nourishment. Many children in our communities require our assistance on a regular basis. Joined by our partners and supporters, Generations Foundation affords young people the opportunity to live and learn as fully as possible.

We are looking forward to seeing you at La Stanza Buffet, 6878 Jean Talon E. in St. Leonard on Nov. 25, 6:30 to 9:30 am for our Hoorah Holiday Breakfast. $10 for a healthy all-you-can-eat breakfast.

Proceeds benefit food programs for hungry children.

How we’re helping

Generations Foundation is a proud partner of the Social and Emotional Learning and Family program at the Quebec Board of Black Educators. This program improves students’ overall academic standing and helps build self-esteem and coping skills to help develop positive connections between education and other aspects of their lives. Generations Foundation after-school refreshments energize the students and allow them to better concentrate on their homework and engage in social emotional learning.



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