Food and Nutrition at School (FANS)

Food and Nutrition at School (FANS)

Food and Nutrition at School (FANS)

Food and Nutrition at School (FANS) provides breakfast and snacks to children in more than 160 schools in Calgary, helping to offset hunger's negative effects on learning and emotional health.

Studies have shown that proper nutrition is crucial to the healthy development of children and youth. By providing basic nutritious food at school, our FANS program helps kids perform better in school increases the chances that kids will have positive relationships with others

Who can access the program?

  • Any separate or public school that recognizes a need is eligible for the program.
  • Once the need has been recognized, our staff works to create a strong partnership with the school and their volunteers to operate this vital program.

Why access the FANS program?

  • FANS provides breakfast and snack items free of charge for Calgary school children in need.
  • Studies have shown that proper nutrition is crucial to the healthy development of children and youth.
  • By providing basic nutritious food at school, our FANS program helps kids perform better in school and to increase the chances kids will perform better in school and have positive relationships with others.

For more information on the 2016-2017 school year: 

FANS General Information 2016-2017

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. To be placed on our contact list for 2017-2018, please send an email to fans@bgcc.ab.ca.

For program information about FANS, please contact: 

Kacie Dougherty, Manager of Education
403-520-1502
kdougherty@bgcc.ab.ca

If your school is in need of support for lunches, please contact us to help redirect you.

**There are several ways you can help make a difference with this program. Would you like to donate?

Fuel For School Web Only

FANS also partners with the Calgary Board of Education to run the Fuel for School program which is a staff organized breakfast program established in 18 of the highest need schools.