Children's Foundation Benefactor
Our Food & Friends Program was a United Way funded program from 2000 until 2016. During that time, the number of student nutrition programs grew from 17 to 107. This would not have been possible without United Way funding. United Way funding allowed Food & Friends staff to focus on what mattered most, ensuring that high quality Food & Friends programs existed in each school that needed the support. Because of United Way, thousands of students in Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin accessed the healthy foods that helped them learn and succeed. Along with the funding support, United Way created important community awareness about child poverty and the impact that has on nutrition and a student’s ability to learn. They are incredible advocates in our community.