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. Read more
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
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
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 NowGive 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 MonthlyGive 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.
Give a GiftGive a tangible gift such as a community garden, school meals or a community soup kitchen to help families become food secure.
Sponsor a ChildSponsor a child to provide children with better nutrition and education while livelihood initiatives help their parents and communities to create long-term, sustainable change.
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.