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Thank you for putting food first

With the support of our incredible donors, children and their families are embarking on food-secure futures.

Thank you for putting food first

With the support of our incredible donors, children and their families are embarking on food-secure futures.
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Thank you for putting food first

With the support of our incredible donors, children and their families are embarking on food-secure futures.
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Zoe holds a lettuce in the Indigenous Food Forest

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begins with Her

Support women farmers today to give them the resources and opportunities to become frontline champions in the fight against hunger.

Feeding and nourishing children
through the following programs

children in bolivia eating their school lunch

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. Learn more about school meals

a community garden in Bolivia

School & Community Gardens

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

Zoe holding a lettuce in an indigenous food forest

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. Learn more about food forests

a women stands in front of her vegetable stall

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. Learn more about Women's Empowerment

Making a greater impact

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Over 1 million more meals in 2022

11,738
food hampers provided to 1,088 households

15,496
children received meals through school nutrition programs

Building resilience in Canada

507,813

snacks and meals provided

1,064

new trees and bushes planted in 4 food forests

27

Indigenous communities

School Nutrition

1,856

children fed
school meals

Local Food Systems

405

gardens established / supported
community gardens

Land-Based Education

1,474

people engaged
land-based education

Nutrition Education

2,095

people trained
food forests

Inspiring hope internationally

2,705,644

snacks and meals provided

13,640

children supported

103

communities

Food Security

3,555

individuals received agricultural training

2,720

people received agricultural inputs
food security in Bolivia

Livelihoods

6,077

people (75% women) participated in savings, credit or microfinance groups
women's livelihood

Children's Education

3,453

students were provided with school supplies
education for girls

Gender Equality

3,494

people trained on sexual and reproductive health and rights
gender equality

Women are growing their business

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.

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Medina, Cattle Trader, Ethiopia
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
Mom with her children
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
Kedija, seamstress, Ethiopia
Having my own income gives me a lot of freedom. My goal is to sufficiently address the needs of my children’s education. In the future I want to expand my business, creating job opportunities for others.
KEDIJA, SEAMSTRESS, ETHIOPIA
Rosa, Pastry Trainee, Bolivia
I learned pastry and new ways of preparing salads. [The] training has improved the preparation of food, improved our entrepreneurship, and also improved our family’s nutrition.
ROSA, PASTRY TRAINEE & ENTREPRENEUR, BOLIVIA
Madam Ayisha, Farmer, Ghana
I feel I am becoming more productive and economically empowered, and my voice is heard in the household and community more than before.
MADAM AYISHA, FARMER, GHANA
Buzeye, Farmer, Ethiopia
Before I got engaged in this program, I was a housewife, staying at home with many financial problems. But now, I spend most of my time outside home engaging in income generating activities and it is one of my most important things in my life. I also send my children to school by providing what they need. This vegetable retailing program has changed my life and that of my children by increasing our family income; our relationship has improved, and the children are properly fed.
BUZEYE, FARMER and MARKET TRADER, ETHIOPIA
Bolivian family in their veggie garden
It is so good to produce food and to generate income. I grow tomatoes, celery, card, paprika, spinach, carrots, pumpkin, beetroot, parsley, chives. Since I have fresh vegetables, I use them in many ways and we have better nutrition. The income supports the family and my children's education. I can buy other products such as protein and fruit. I can support my family buying school supplies.
PRICILIANO, MEMBER OF WOMEN'S VEGETABLE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION, BOLIVIA
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    Delivering results for children

    The children we support

    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 133 communities in Canada, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

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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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