Food4Kids Guelph offers weekend food to children who, for a multitude of reasons, may be food insecure.
The school submits a confidential student registration form. Food4Kids Guelph volunteers fill plain bags with 14 - 16 healthy items and deliver 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. Every child 1 - 14 in the home receives a food package.
When schools are closed we send grocery cards to the families.
Each food pack costs approximately $15.00 for the weekend. We do not receive any government funding. Programs are 100% funded by community donors and one-time grants.
The program is run almost entirely by volunteers keeping overhead expenses to an absolute minimum.