Feeding and nourishing children
through the following programs
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
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
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
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
Over 1 million more meals in 2022
food hampers provided to 1,088 households
children received meals through school nutrition programs
Building resilience in Canada
507,813snacks and meals provided
1,064new trees and bushes planted in 4 food forests
Local Food Systems
405gardens established / supported
Inspiring hope internationally
2,705,644snacks and meals provided
3,555individuals received agricultural training
2,720people received agricultural inputs
6,077people (75% women) participated in savings, credit or microfinance groups
3,453students were provided with school supplies
3,494people trained on sexual and reproductive health and rights
My life is now taking a different direction, and I’m sure I will have a better future with this 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.
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.
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.
I feel I am becoming more productive and economically empowered, and my voice is heard in the household and community more than before.
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.
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.
Delivering results for children
2X Matched Donations
2X Matched Gifts
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.