Food for Kids
Student Nutrition Programs Make a Difference in Peterborough and County
Students arrive at school hungry for many reasons: skipped breakfasts, rushed mornings, long bus rides, and sometimes, not enough food at home.
Students with access to nourishing food at school are better able to concentrate in class, miss less school, and achieve higher academic scores.
Most schools in Peterborough and County offer free food at school. Depending on the school, programs may be a sit-down meal before the bell, bins of food that go into each classroom, or a grab-and-go table in a central location.
ALL students are welcome!
CanadaHelps.org (select Food for Kids Peterborough)
We gratefully accept financial and in-kind food, supplies, and equipment donations.
100% of donations are spent on nutrition programs.
Together, we help improve child nutrition, well-being and learning capacity!
Tax receipts available. Cheques can be made to: Peterborough Public Health, 185 King Street, Peterborough ON, K9J 2R8.
Want to Volunteer?
Contact your local school or call Food for Kids at 705-743-1000. A variety of time commitments and tasks are needed, including shopping, preparing and serving food, and picking up food.
Make a difference today!
Food for Kids Peterborough and County community partnership has supported student nutrition programs in local elementary and secondary schools for 30 years. Dedicated volunteers provide nourishing food to help all students attend class ready to learn.
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- Annual Report 2021-2022
- Student Nutrition Program Coordinators Manual
- Nutrition Guidelines 2020