Student nutrition program evolves to meet the needs of school-aged kids during COVID precautions

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 nutritious food to local children and youth in need in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph. 

The Fresh Food for Kids initiative has wrapped up, and will now transition to Food & Friends at Home in the new school year. Families with children and youth supported by the Children’s Foundation through the Food & Friends Program will be eligible to submit a request for a Food & Friends at Home kit. This kit will provide food similar to what would be provided through a Food & Friends student nutrition program.

Look for the Food & Friends at Home registration form here after September 4th! 






Fresh Food for Kids would not have been possible without the amazing support of our partners:

To access current emergency food assistance check out:


Wellington County:

Dufferin County:

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and the community is our number one priority and we are taking extra precautions when packaging and delivering all Fresh Food for Kids supplies using recommended safety protocols.