Containing 50% fresh whole foods, our Summer Feeding Program takes advantage of the local harvest.
Summer Feeding Program
BECAUSE HUNGER DOESN'T TAKE A SUMMER VACATION
We can now proudly say, ' We feed our kids during the summer months.' Our Summer Feeding program (or SFP) is the first regionalized program of its kind in Canada.
Schools refer children with limited access to food during the summer months. Volunteers package healthy food such as: soup, whole grains, cereal, dairy, fruit and vegetables. The food supply contains 50% fresh whole foods taking advantage of our bountiful Ontario harvest!
We are also excited to share, each food package contains ingredients and a recipe for a healthy meal, using foods typically provided by local food banks. For week 1, the package contained ingredients for a vegetarian chili... canned tomatoes, kidney beans, chick peas, canned corn. We cannot convey how inspired our families were, learning and cooking together as a family.
This program is 100% funded through community donations. It costs $400 to provide a full week's supply of healthy food for the 8 week summer break.
they come home from school on friday so excited
"I grew up in a family where you take care of your own. After my marriage broke up, I had $50 for food for me and my two kids. I would not go to the food bank because I worked when they were open. We just survived. Then the school let me know about Food4Kids. My kids are happier, miss less school and are not sick all the time. It is fun when they come home from school on Friday so excited about what food they will have. Parents like me need this help."