Food 4 Kids Heads Back to School

By: Laura Steiner

The Food Kids foundation is an organization dedicated to providing healthy food to elementary school students in low-income families throughout the Halton area.  They recently posted the following photo on their Facebook Page: The organization found themselves with empty shelves.  The photo had the following caption: “Food4Kids Halton shelves are looking a bit empty.  Want to help us stock them for back to school? Why not hold a food drive with friends and/or work.”

Their most needed items are:

  • Oatmeal (individual portions)
  • Apple Sauce & Fruit Cups
  • Tuna & Salmon Cans
  • Tuna or chicken packs/ crackers
  • Granola Bars (nut free)
  • Raisins/Craisins (individual boxes)

Food Drives aren’t the only way to help.  They take donations through their website as well.  “We can turn each dollar into $2 with the connections we have with the wholesalers, and grocery stores,” Community Relations Manager Gayle Kabash said.  The items are placed in the students’ backpacks.

They run a wide variety of programs throughout the school year including: Weekends Without Hunger supplying kids with food through the weekend.  This past summer they ran a summer feed program, which, helped 111 families, or 260 children.  For more information including a list of schools, visit their website.  If you are interested in hosting a food drive, contact Kabash at: gayle@food4kids.ca