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Feeding and nourishing children
through the following programs

School Meals

A meal served at school keeps children in school, particularly girls, and helps them to focus on learning. School meals also reduce the burden on families and helps support local produce providers. Read more

School & Community Gardens

Community and school gardens provide essential nutrition and improves food security within communities, which is needed now more than ever. Read more

Food Forests

Food forests are self-sustaining spaces modeled on natural woodland ecosystems. Trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals provide food, medicines and greenspace for indigenous communities in Canada. Read more

Women's Economic Empowerment

Women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce but often earn less than 10% of farming sector income. These programs support women's and girls' empowerment as producers, income-generators and decision-makers. Read more

Making a greater impact

2,147,231 meals
Almost 3x more than the year before

111,769
Meals provided through food hampers

2,035,462
Meals provided through school nutrition programs

Building resilience in Canada

869,975

school meals

14,347

children, adults, Elders supported

31

indigenous
communities

School Nutrition

3,379

children fed

Local Food Systems

768

people involved

Land-Based Education

1,249

people engaged

Nutrition Education

2,206

people trained

Inspiring hope internationally

1,277,256

meals

133,045

people supported

80

communities

Food
Security

5,751

people received agriculture training

1,224

people received nutrition training

Livelihoods

1,206 NEW

new members of income saving & credit group

1,822

people received business skills/VSLA training

Children's
Education

2,565

students received school supplies

3,974

students involved in youth groups (incl. SRHR)

Gender Equality

6,538 TOTAL

members of income, saving & credit groups

8 out of 10

are women

Women are growing their businesses

Projects like Shine, Climate and the Slaight Gender Equality and Livelihoods Project are helping women access financial services, support their families and build new businesses around the world, thanks to donor partnership.

19,359 people

benefit from livelihood programs

6,538 people

are members of self-help microfinance groups

8 out of 10

are women

"My life is now taking a different direction, and I’m sure I will have a better future with this project." – Medina, cattle trader, Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, Medina, 18, has just started a cattle trading business thanks to the Slaight Gender Equality and Livelihoods Project.

"Last year, I achieved large yields for my farming activities. We were able to buy more land to expand, and now I feed my children nutritious meals."– Berochan, farmer & VSLA member, Uganda

Donors have supported Berochan and hundreds of women like her to learn business skills, invest in their farms and small businesses, and contribute to sustainable economic development for their families and communities.

Delivering results for children

Canadian Feed The Children is an award-winning registered Canadian charity focused on food security and transforming local food systems for long-term sustainability.

We partner with 111 communities in Canada, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

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Give today to feed and nourish children

These are tough times. And in times like these, it's often children who suffer the most. Your donation will deliver impact for children and families and provide them with a world of hope.

Donate Now

Give a one-time donation and join a global community in the fight against child hunger. You can dedicate your donation in memoriam or in honour of a loved one.

Donate Now

Donate Monthly

Give monthly to feed children daily. Our Everyday Hero monthly giving program incurs the lowest admin costs, ensuring more of your money goes to where it's needed the most.

Donate Monthly

Give a Gift

Give a tangible gift such as a community garden, school meals or a community soup kitchen to help families become food secure.

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Sponsor a child

Sponsor a child to provide children with better nutrition and education while livelihood initiatives help their parents and communities to create long-term, sustainable change.

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First Comes Food

A podcast by Canadian Feed The Children

First Comes Food is a podcast that explores the surprising ways communities are feeding children and families in the face of a global food crisis. Join us on our journey through Indigenous food forests in Saskatchewan, farming communities in African countries and early childhood community programs in Bolivia and meet the people who are growing food security for everyone. Listen and learn more.

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