Food4Kids provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 4-13 years with limited or no access to food each weekend.
The food packages are assembled by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure children have nourishment over the weekend. There are 2,500 children in Muskoka struggling through each weekend without food.
It’s hard to believe children in our very own community go hungry, but it’s a reality faced by children each and every day. It’s not that parents do not want to feed their kids….they can’t. The worsening economy, job loss, working poor, illness, mental health, marriage breakdown or those fleeing their home country to seek safe refuge in Canada, are some of the reasons a parent will turn to Food4Kids for support.
Food4Kids is funded through donations or one-time grants. While hunger exists around the world, it is our hope to address hunger in our home community.