"He arrived each day at school with one piece of white bread... that was moldy."
We wish we could say this was an isolated occurrence,
but there are 1,300 kids in Hamilton with limited or
no access to food each weekend.
Food4Kids provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 4-17 years with limited or no access to food each weekend.
The food packages are assembled by volunteers and delivered to schools each week to ensure children have nourishment over the weekend. There are 1,300 children in Hamilton struggling through each weekend without food.
It’s hard to believe children in our very own community go hungry, but it's a reality faced by children each and every day. It’s not that parents do not want to feed their kids….they can’t. The worsening economy, job loss, working poor, illness, mental health, marriage breakdown or those fleeing their home country to seek safe refuge in Canada, are some of the reasons a parent will turn to Food4Kids for support.
Food4Kids is funded through donations or one-time grants. While hunger exists around the world, it is our hope to address hunger in our home community.
we're addressing hunger
in the Hamilton Community
one Food Package at a time
TESTIMONIALS... SAY IT ALL
"We were homeless. I called Food4Kids. They helped us immediately with food."
WITHOUT FOOD4KIDS, MY KIDS WOULD GO HUNGRY
"My husband has been out of work for 6 months and even with a college degree, he will start to apply for jobs at local fast-food restaurants. We lost our house and now live in a 3 bedroom apartment we can barely afford. I make minimum wage and feel as though I need to take on another job to help make ends meet. My 3 kids receive Food4Kids backpacks. At first, I was ashamed. I now realize that we will not need this service forever, only for now. My embarrassment has turned to gratitude. Without Food4Kids, my kids would be going hungry."