Our number one priority each week is to ensure students have food over the weekend. We’re also committed to the health and safety of our community, volunteers, and program participants. For the duration of the school year and through the summer, every student in our program will receive a bi-weekly grocery card.
We are proud to partner with Hamilton Tastebuds Student Nutrition Collaborative this summer to continue the mailing of our grocery store gift cards to ALL students registered in the Food4Kids Hamilton program. This was made possible through generous support from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services’ Safe Return to Class Funds. Through this partnership Hamilton Tastebuds aims to reach students who are currently learning remotely and provide ongoing support during the summer months. We are grateful for this incredible and generous donation that assists in the continued support of our youth.
Please note our office is closed and we are not monitoring the phone line.
"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."