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Rick Gossling

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Rick Gossling

President’s Award

Award Sponsor BBPA

Rick Gosling, a social worker and theologian, founded The Children’s Breakfast Club in 1984 with the objective of providing healthy breakfasts to children from working mother-led families in Toronto’s Jane and Falstaff area. The program has grown rapidly to serve up to 60 children per day, five days per week, and is still volunteer and privately funded, with $0.87 of every dollar going directly to feeding children. The organization has also expanded its operations to rural communities beyond the Greater Toronto Area, providing food, winter coats, gently used toys, and sports equipment to underprivileged children.