A 10 year old boy waited outside the locked doors of a church breakfast program. The program was to start at 8:15 and he waited outside at 7:15 in the dark and alone.
He explained he did not have any food to eat all weekend and was so hungry. Could he please have something to eat.
This child inspired the launch of Food4Kids.
Food4Kids Brant Haldimand was conceived in December 2016 replicating the successful program model developed by Food4Kids Hamilton. The Hamilton branch is now in its 5th year of operation and serves over 1,450 kids every weekend throughout Hamilton and Halton regions.
There is a current gap where children in Brant-Haldimand face weekends and summers with limited or no access to food. Food4Kids Brant Hadimand founding Board of Directors was formed, and facilitating a pilot project in partnership with school boards to meet the needs of children in schools within Brant Region.
We work with community partners to ensure children in our community have access to healthy food 52 weeks a year.
Local food banks offer a supply of food to families in need. There is a sector of children unable to access these resources due to barriers such as transportation, working hours, illness and a host of other barriers preventing access.
Our direct, non-stigmatizing and impactful program model ensures food gets to children most in need.