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Closed schools mean more hunger
In many of our communities, families rely on school meals to help feed their children. With intermittent school closures, families struggle to fill the gap.
Parents have lost their jobs
Many parents have lost their jobs or say that their businesses have temporarily shut down. They are unable to afford enough food for their children.
"We are in a crisis. There is no food and no job."
- Julio from Bolivia
Food is hard to access
Families say that they cannot access enough food. In Indigenous communities in Canada, supply chain disruptions left grocery shelves empty for weeks. Worldwide, higher prices are making it hard to buy food.
Climate change reduces yields and income
Longer droughts and more severe flooding are combining to reduce crop yields in many of our farming communities. Lower yields mean there's less food to eat and sell.
Urgent Family Food Boxes
The Need: The pandemic has resulted in acute food insecurity due to school closures and job loses.
Your Impact: Your donation of $140 can provide four families a food hamper filled with healthy groceries.
Daily School Meals
The Need: When school's are open, there's a greater demand for school meals as families require more support to meet their children's daily nutritional needs.
Your Impact: Your donation of $175 can provide a child with one year of nutritious school meals.
Growing Family Incomes
The Need: The cyclical and unpredictable nature of agriculture mean families struggle to provide their children with regular meals all year round.
Your Impact: Your donation of $40 helps parents - especially women - branch out into activities like livestock rearing and basket weaving in addition to farming.
The Need: Food supply chain disruptions, higher prices and job losses have increased food insecurity in Indigenous communities in Canada.
The Impact: Your donation of $68 can help promote traditional activities such as food gathering and preparation.
"Food hampers helped us a lot. My mom lost her job and the school closed because of COVID-19, so it was nice to get the hampers" - Dilan, Bolivia
"When I eat my hot meal at school, I feel good and like to keep learning." - Hellen, 6, Uganda
“It is important for the entire community to have these skills so that we can all harvest the same Tradtional food." - Luke, 12, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
"My mom received agricultural and livestock training ahd we have more food to eat at home, and a better variety of meals" - Rahama, 13, Ghana
"Ever since my mom participated in the farming program, we have better food - my mom is so inspiring to me" - Tegegn, 13, Ethiopia
“The food forest is something tangible that the community’s future leaders can take over after we’re gone. They’ll remember that they planted that tree and why.” - Alfred Gamble, Lands Manager, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
35 Years of Experience Feeding Children
Canadian Feed The Children is an independent, secular development agency with 35 years of experience feeding children.
We take a community-led approach to improving food security in the communities where we work.
We're an awarding-winning, 5-star rated charity that envisions a world where children thrive free from hunger and poverty.
“I donate to Canadian Feed The Children because children should not be hungry. It’s up to us to make sure this doesn’t happen.”
Every donation counts. Give as little as $10 and join a global community of people determined to end child hunger.
What are my payment options?
How can I stay up-to-date on the impact of my donation?
Will I receive a tax receipt for my charity donation?
Yes, all charity donations to CFTC are tax receipted. When you donate online, you will receive an immediate charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. When you donate by phone, you can choose to receive an electronic receipt or have one mailed to you, usually within two weeks. Canadian Feed The Children’s charitable registration number is 11883 0983 RR0001. See the Government of Canada's policy statement for charitable tax receipts for more information about charity tax receipts.
Is Canadian Feed The Children affiliated with a specific religion?
Canadian Feed The Children has no religious affiliation. While we may work with local partners who are affiliated with a specific religion, we are dedicated to helping children regardless of their race, religion or gender.
Does Canadian Feed The Children belong to a 'parent' organization?
Canadian Feed The Children was founded in Canada in 1984 as an independent international development agency and we still remain that way today.