Spirit of Giving
It is that time of year when kindness and goodwill spread throughout the Sun Life Financial Community. We are coming together to help vulnerable children in our community who live in severely food insecure homes.
A campaign to feed children, called the SLF Spirit Committee was created to help hungry kids living right next door.
Your contribution will ensure children receive the food they need to thrive and survive. Thank you for your generosity. You are making a difference in the lives of children throughout Waterloo Region.
About Food4Kids Waterloo Region
In 2016, we recognized a significant gap in the ability for vulnerable children to access food on weekends and daily, during school breaks. We set about to change their lives. Every weekend children aged 1 - 14, receive packages of food created specifically for them. Every child in the family receives their own bag. Each bag contains dairy, protein, grains and cereals, fresh fruit and vegetables and snacks. During school breaks extremely food insecure kids receive fresh food including milk, eggs, bread, butter, yogurt, meat, fruit, vegetables, cereals, grains, cookies, and treats to last an entire week. 42% of the children we support are Halal.
We started with 19 children, and 3 years later we are feeding 570 kids. That is the good news. The not so good news is that there are still over 2,000 kids in need of our program living here in our neighbourhoods.
We need the help of our community to ensure we meet the needs of these vulnerable children. No child in our prosperous community should be hungry.
To read more about the program visit Food4Kids Waterloo Region