Operators are reporting they need to make tough choices to keep up with the great need.
The Breakfast Club of Canada estimates one in three kids in Nova Scotia are heading to class hungry.
Club co-founder Judith Barry says on average more than 40 per cent of students in schools are now relying on food programs daily in Canada.
She says it’s challenging for operators to keep up with demand.
“In some cases (it’s) 100 per cent of the school population that has one or two or three food items per day,” she says. “And in other cases, it’s a bit less, but it’s still available to all students, so that’s huge.”