Live Free Celebrations help raise funds and awareness for local student nutrition
February 26, 2018
Every day, in our communities, children are going to school too hungry to learn. Many of these children come from families struggling to make ends meet and at a time when nutritious food is at a premium, it is often a luxury they cannot afford.
The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s Food & Friends Program works to bring healthy food to hungry minds. With the help of teachers, parents and community volunteers, 106 student nutrition programs in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph serve over 17,000 students, giving every child the opportunity to learn and grow to reach their full potential. Studies have shown that students who regularly eat morning meals show improved behaviour and focus, leading to better grades and a higher chance for academic success.
The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s Help Kids Live Free From Hunger Campaign raises vital funds and awareness so more children have access to the nourishment they need. Each student nutrition program funded through Food & Friends takes part in the campaign, raising funds in their community to help sustain their own program.
Friday, March 2nd is Live Free Day, a day to set aside a simple luxury and help support healthy student nutrition for local children and youth. In the final week of February, a community celebration is held at one school in each of the regions where Food & Friends operates.
Donations to help kids live free from hunger can we made online at www.livefreewdg.ca. Every donation will have a great impact: $10 provides 11 healthy snacks and $2 will feed a child breakfast. Give a little, change a lot and help end student hunger.