Food For Learning

About The Program

  • Supports schools in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, and Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario.
  • Has program volunteers that are proud to be able to model lifelong healthy eating habits by offering food that meet Ministry of Children and Youth Services nutrition guidelines
  • Is supported by many local businesses that make significant in kind food donations such as Reid’s Dairy, kellogg’s, Smylie’s & Dewe’s Independent Grocers.
  • Hosts successful annual fundraising campaigns, that contribute to lowering the costs of growing programs, such as ‘Take a Bite out of Hunger’, Feed the Meter, and the Student Benefit Auction.

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I love eating at school because when I am hungry I can’t learn. I know I can focus on learning when I have breakfast. Many students in our school use Food for Learning and they feel the same. Grade 8 Student

It makes students happy to have food in their tummies. Food helps me learn. The fresh fruit is my favourite. Grade 4 Student

I don’t always have time for breakfast, because we live far away, but I always know that there will be enough food to feed me at school. Grade 7 Student

Official Website

Visit the official website of Food For Learning for more information about the program and to access school staff resources.

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