Containing 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 fresh whole foods taking advantage of our bountiful Ontario harvest!
We are also excited to share, that we included a recipe book along with all the ingredients for our families to enjoy creating together. For 8 weeks our families got to create Healthy pizza, Greek pasta salad, homemade chicken soup and many more delicious meals!
Thank you to the wonderful groups that came out to pack and deliver the bins to the families. Amazing job everyone!
This program is 100% funded through community donations. It costs approx. $200 to provide a full week's supply of healthy food for one child for the 8 week summer break.
Our support over the years;
In 2018, 119 families - 279 children
In 2019, 139 families - 337 children
In 2020, 365 families - 784 children
Due to COVID-19 we continued feeding all 784 children through grocery gift cards in 2020 and 854 children in 2021.
such a great benefit to our family
"This program is such a great benefit to our family. During the summer months a generous volunteer came to our home and gave us groceries for the week. We would get a carton of milk and meat and produce, it meant we would have dinner for 2 days. It was such a tremendous blessing and really would help us out. During the school year my child gets a bag once a week delivered to her school. These weekly bags give a breakfast, fruits and snacks for the weekend. When you are a struggling family and find yourself on the poverty line times can be difficult. The support from Food4Kids has been a tremendous help. Thank you for everything you do."