Covid-19 may have closed schools, but it’s not halted the demand to feed hungry children. In fact, it’s magnified it.
In recent weeks, The Grocery Foundation has been working with its retail, food and consumer goods manufacturing partners to support local student nutrition programs and their efforts to find novel ways to meet the existing and growing need.
Feeding hungry children outside of the usual school setting has involved innovation and commitment by many. We want to share these uplifting stories with you.
In the Sudbury and Manitoulin region, the local student nutrition program and Good Food Box, found a safe host location in Better Beginnings Better Futures where they could prepare 225 bags filled with non-perishable nutritious foods. Members of this team then packed up their vans, embarking on a 2 hour journey to Manitoulin Island where they welcomed students and their families.
We’ll keep you posted on how donations from the recent Toonies for Tummies campaign will help students once school resumes.