Elementary aged participants are referred by schools aware of students with limited access to food in their homes.
The school submits a referral and parental permission form. Food items are packed by Food4Kids Halton volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday morning.
At the school, the food package is placed into the student’s own backpack helping to shield the child from any stigma associated with hunger or receiving food assistance. Each child in the home receives their own food package.
The cost per backpack is $15.00 or $600 to feed a child for an entire school year.
Programs are 100% funded by community donors and one-time grants. We are not in receipt of any core funding.
Hunger does not take a break in the summer…and neither do we! Food4Kids Halton continues to support our kids in the summer months.
The summer food program continues to evolve based on the number of students served and the resources we have available during the summer months.
We are committed to supporting every child in need, all summer long.
This program is 100% funded through community donations.