Why Do We Exist?
Many children go to school unprepared to learn. They have not had the right nourishment, which makes it difficult to focus. Numerous studies have shown that children and youth who are hungry do not perform as well as others in school. Our programs help children and youth reach their potential.
We support vulnerable children and youth by:
- Applying for grants on behalf of student nutrition programs
- Ensuring criteria and reporting requirements for grants are fulfilled as programs are delivered
- Assisting individual programs with their local fundraising efforts
- Recruiting and training volunteers to ensure appropriate food menu planning and safe food handling
- Providing continuity and assistance in the administration of programs
- Organizing forums to promote best practices to enable continuous improvement
- Maintaining quality assurance regarding guidelines and standards recommended by the ministry and national charities that provide funding for school-based nutrition programs
How we make a difference:
- Provide children and youth with a positive start to the day
- Improve their learning abilities
- Decrease disruptive behaviours in the classroom
- Encourage positive social skills
- Teach children and youth healthy eating habits
2020 Facts & Information
105 Student Nutrition Programs served 18,296 students over 963,000 meals during in-school learning.
Our emergency food support programs provided over 168,000 meals to children and youth who were learning remotely.
$1.45 provides an elementary school meal (breakfast, morning meal, lunch) and $0.90 provides a healthy snack.