Food & Friends


Food & Friends at Home

With the closing of schools in March, the Children's Foundation, in partnership with local organizations, responded with a temporary emergency support initiative called Fresh Food for Kids that provided almost 100,000 nutritious meals to local children and youth in need in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph.

This initiative has transitioned to Food & Friends at Home to start the new school year. Families with children and youth supported by the Children’s Foundation through the Food & Friends Program will be eligible to register for a Food & Friends at Home kit. This kit will provide one snack for each day of a two week period similar to what would be provided through a Food & Friends student nutrition program.

Q&A - Frequently asked questions


Food & Friends

Grant Guidelines

Mission, Beliefs and Principles

Positioning Statement

Program Coordinator Manual

Program Sites

Recommended Practices (Evaluation Rubric) 

Video - Food & Friends (YouTube - 2 minutes)



Grant Renewal Check List

Monthly/Quarterly Reporting Check List

Year End Report Check List

WebTracker training video


Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

MCCSS Nutrition Guidelines - Overview of Changes FR 2020

MCCSS Nutrition Guidelines - Overview of Changes 2020

MCCSS Nutrition Guidelines FR 2020 

MCCSS Nutrition Guidelines 2020 

MCCSS Program Guidelines FR

MCCSS Program Guidelines

Training Module 1 - Introduction to SNP Nutrition Guidelines 

Training Module 2 - Food and Beverage Choice Tables 

Training Module 3 - Menu Planning and Shopping 


Useful Forms

Budget Checklist

Budget Template with French

Direct From Farm

Farm Approval Checklist (To be completed by Food and Logistics Specialist)

Honorarium Form

Meals Prepared Tracking Sheet 

Mileage Reimbursement Form

President's Choice Children's Charity About Your Grant

President's Choice Children's Charity Grant Application Check list

Principal's Responsibilities COVID 2020

Program Information Form

Succession Plan Check List

Traceability Record

Tax Receipting Form

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Certificate

Volunteer Needs Form


Useful Documents

BCC Build Them Up Guide

Bright Bites Recipes

Feeding Our Future

You're The Chef brochure

You're The Chef website (will have to have done the training and obtained login) 


Food Safety 

Food Safety Training Guide

Food Transportation and Storage Tips

Safe Food Handling Checklist

Student Food Safety Workshop


May 2020 Network Meeting

Network Meeting Notes


Useful Links

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA)

AODA Certificate