Food4Kids TEAM

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Working together to distribute close to 1,000 healthy food packages to over 100 schools in Halton.

meet the team

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Dania Thurman

Executive Director

Dania has spent over a decade working in student nutrition and food security not-for-profits. Her expertise lies in both program management and governance. Dania is committed to raising awareness of the impact of food security on children within the Halton community. She is passionate about feeding children and delighted to be with an organization that has such a high impact on the children in our community.

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Jeannie Bugiardini

Program Coordinator

Jeannie has over 10 years volunteer experience running a successful breakfast program at the elementary school level. She understands the need for student nutrition and has a strong belief that kids need healthy food choices. Jeannie looks forward to working with the community to provide Halton students delicious food for the weekends and summer months!

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Eva Podoski

Program Coordinator

Eva’s organizational skills are a key asset as Program Coordinator for Halton Hills. Providing healthy food packages for children ages 4-14, because no child should go hungry over the weekend.

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Stacey Halliday

Program Coordinator, Community Relations Manager 

Stacey’s focus is to ensure families in need are helped in a timely and respectful manner, underscoring her belief that access to food is key to both health and happiness. Bringing a can-do attitude, super organizational skills, and scads of energy, Stacey is thrilled to be on team F4K.

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Lisa Hoekstra

Marketing & Communications Manager

Lisa has over 20 years of senior leadership experience working in marketing, communications, and relationship-building in the not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about working with the community to impact the lives  of children across Halton. 

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Terri-Lynn Puckerin – Chair
Shaila Mehta – Vice Chair
Rob Hewlett - Treasurer

Tara Dunn –  Past Chair
Doug Lounsbury
Barbara Frederikse
Lenaee Dupuis

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