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weekends withouthunger


The cost per food package is $15 or $600 to feed a child for an entire school year.

Weekends Without Hunger



Participants aged up to 14 years are referred by schools aware of students with limited access to food in their homes.

​The school submits a referral and parental permission form. Food items are packed by Food4Kids volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday morning.


At the school, the food package is placed into the student’s own backpack helping to shield the child from any stigma associated with hunger or receiving food assistance. Each child in the home receives their own food package.

The cost per food package is $15 or $600 to feed a child for an entire school year. 

Programs are 100% funded by community donors and one-time grants. We are not in receipt of any core funding.

Weekends Without Hunger

searching for food will no longer be a concern

"Since the beginning of this school year, a student was consistently arriving at school tired, sad and frequently complained of a stomach ache. Concerned, the teacher called home and spoke with the single-parent father, working 2 part-time jobs and unable to make ends meet. This child was responsible for the care of his 2 younger siblings. Feeding them had been especially stressful since there was often little food in the home. This child and his siblings are now involved in Food4Kids, where searching for food will no longer be a concern."

— School Principal

He arrived at school each day
with just one piece of white bread
and it was mouldy.
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