Together, we support local students

number of requests made for support from the student emergency fund

MEALS & Snacks were served by food for learning in the 2022-23 school year

funds spent to support the sharing cupboards in all hepdsb secondary schools

Our Organization

Our job is to fundraise for programs and services that overcome barriers and help students succeed in school. 

We believe that all students should have the support they need to realize well-being and success, and we’re committed to creating equal opportunities for all students. We want to help students actively participate in their school life.

Our programs are universally accessible, breaking down barriers and levelling the playing field in a non-stigmatizing way.

We work with volunteers, teachers, principals, school staff and donors to provide philanthropic support.

Our Work

We assist students’ learning by supporting them both in school and at home through various programs in coordination with school staff, volunteers and our partners. None of this would be possible without your support.

Urgent Crisis Support

Providing immediate assistance to Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board students in crisis situations.

Healthy Food for Student Success

Helping to ensure students have access to nutritional meals everyday so they can learn.

Food for Home

Nutrition Before and After School

Providing our most vulnerable, and food insecure youth with nutrition in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

Meet The Team

Meet the staff


SMILE COOKIE Campaign Supports Food for Learning

SMILE COOKIE Campaign Supports Food for Learning

The Learning Foundation is very excited to announce that 100% of the proceeds from the Tim Horton’s SMILE COOKIE Campaign from the Madoc, Marmora, Stirling and Belleville stores will help support local students through the Food for Learning program. To Pre-Order SMILE...



The support provided through the Learning Foundation offers immediate financial assistance to students and their families in their time of need. This funding is invaluable and assists families directly, whether it be for purchasing grocery, or gas cards, back to school supplies, or covering the registration costs for children’s recreational activities, not to mention other unanticipated expenses.

Child and Youth Worker

Access to breakfast and snack programs and the provisions of grocery cards are not simply keeping students fed, but demonstrating that even during the most uncertain times, kindness, compassion, and love are what is needed to keep us moving forward together…Thank you to The Learning Foundation for making a difference in students’ lives.

Elementary School Principal