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

Before COVID-19, 1 in 6 children in Canada faced food insecurity. Over 20,000 students were supported by the Children's Foundation Food & Friends Program during the 2019-2020 school year. Twice as many are at risk of going hungry now. We need you more than ever! 

Want to help support children and youth throughout Dufferin, Wellington, and Guelph? Join us in reaching our goal of providing 30,000 healthy meals to local children and youth in 30 days. From March 5th - April 4th, we are challenging supporters; businesses, organizations, and individuals to Live Free of something they take for granted. Can you give that up to show support?

Many children go to school unprepared to learn. They have not had the right nourishment, which makes it difficult to focus. For some students, the food from the program will be their only meal of the day. 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.

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How to be an ambassador to Help Kids Live Free From Hunger

  • To participate in Live Free, we ask that you donate and make a pledge to Live Free of something for one day between March 5th and April 4th. 

  • Challenge your friends, business associates, and family to support your pledge by donating and making their own Live Free pledge.

  • Share what you're living free of on social media using #CFGW30in30 #CFGWLiveFree and encourage others to Live Free of something in support of local children and youth!

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


Live Free 2021 Sponsors

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