Schools are involved in encouraging the social, emotional, academic and physical growth of children. This food sharing effort addresses an area of physical need that exists for many families for a variety of reasons. The program does not pretend to solve the problems that lead to hungry and malnourished children. Rather, it attempts to provide support for children who are victims of circumstances beyond their control. Efforts are made to avoid stigma and to keep participation voluntary and non-threatening.
About THE FOOD SHARING PROJECT
The Food Sharing Project is an attempt on the part of interested groups and individuals to ensure that children do not go through their school day hungry.
The Food Sharing Project is an example of an ideal model, as a partnership among the School Boards, local charitable organizations, such as United Way and The Community Foundation, as well as many community groups, businesses, service clubs, and individuals working together to feed children in schools.
Approximately 5,000 students are fed daily in about 87 sites in the Limestone District School Board, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, and two French school boards.
This is done through organized breakfast, lunch and/or hearty snack programs to meet the specific needs of their school communities.