What is Food & Friends?

The Food & Friends Program brings healthy food to hungry minds. Breakfast, morning meal, snack and lunch programs offered throughout Dufferin, Wellington County and Guelph agencies and schools, provide an atmosphere of social inclusion amongst students who may otherwise feel marginalized. Students have decreased disruptive behaviours in the classroom, learn healthy eating habits and build strong social skills.

The Children’s Foundation is working towards continuing our support of the most vulnerable in our community despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are especially concerned about the children and youth who rely on our Food & Friends student nutrition programs.

In partnership with local organizations, we will continue the Food & Friends at Home initiative which will operate from October 4th until the end of this year (December 2021).

Families with children and youth supported by the Children’s Foundation through the Food & Friends Program Sites are eligible to submit a request for a Food & Friends at Home kit. This kit will provide one meal per child/youth, for each day of a two-week period similar to what would be provided through a Food & Friends student nutrition program.

To register for a Food & Friends at Home kit, please fill out this registration form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at foodandfriends@childrensfoundation.org