What is the Live Free campaign?

Every day, many children in our community live without basic necessities that many of us take for granted. Often these children arrive at school without the proper nutrition they need to help them focus in class. Put simply, they are too hungry to learn.

This year, due to COVID fundraising restrictions in schools, Help Kids Live Free From Hunger (Live Free) is transitioning from a school-based fundraising campaign to an online campaign. 

 

Supporting Live Free

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington invites you to be an advocate for children and youth in our community through our Help Kids Live Free From Hunger "30 in 30" campaign in support of the Food & Friends Program. Our goal is to provide 30,000 meals to local children and youth in 30 days, from March 5th to April 4th.

We are challenging community supporters: businesses, organizations, and individuals to partake in this campaign by making a donation to the cause, and telling your colleagues, friends, and family why you are Helping Kids Live Free From Hunger!

Our partner Keyspire, has helped us begin this initiative by providing over 8,100 meals.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 1 in 5 children in Canada faced food insecurity, and twice as many are at risk of going hungry now. Many children in our community live without the basic necessities that many of us take for granted. For some students, the food from our Food & Friends Programs will be their only meal of the day. Put simply, they are too hungry to learn.

But this can change and you can make a difference. By raising funds for the Food & Friends Program through the Live Free campaign, you can help provide a healthy start to the day for children and youth in our community who need it. 100% of the funds raised will help local kids Live Free From Hunger.
 

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How to support and Help Kids Live Free From Hunger

  • Donate to help us reach our goal of 30,000 meals in 30 days! Each meal costs $1.85 on average, and every dollar goes towards providing healthy meals for children and youth in our community! 

  • Create your own fundraising page and challenge your friends, business associates, and family to support your pledge by donating to help. They can also create their own fundraising page as well! 

  • Share about the campaign on social media using #CFGW30in30 #CFGWLiveFree and encourage others to share as well!

* Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

For programs, businesses, and individuals participating this year, campaign materials can be downloaded here.


 

Live Free 2021 Sponsors

We are thankful for the support of our incredible Live Free campaign sponsors: