Food4Kids provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 5-14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend.
Packages of healthy food are prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure children have nourishment over the weekend. There are 1,500 children in Hamilton and 450 children in Halton sustaining each and every weekend without food. Help fight child hunger in our own community.
When kids leave school for the weekend, they should not have to worry about how they will be fed.
He arrived at school each day with just one piece of white bread that was moldy.
We wish we could say this was an isolated occurrence, but there are 1,500 kids in Hamilton and 450 kids in Halton with limited or no access to food each weekend.
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 the only regionalized weekend feeding program in Canada and is 100% funded through donations or one-time grants.
While hunger exists around the world, it is our hope to address hunger in our home community.