820 million people worldwide face hunger, and children feel it the most.

Help us provide 500,000 meals to


820 million people worldwide face hunger, and children feel it the most.

Help us provide 500,000 meals to

Get the facts about
child hunger and food insecurity

and how you can help

Icon showing a carrot, fish and wheat

What will it take to end child hunger?

The consequences of malnutrition and food insecurity on children are devastating - but there are proven ways to stop child hunger in its tracks. Read more.

Icon showing the Canadian flag

Why is there food insecurity in Canada?

Food insecurity affects one in six Canadian children under age 18. But why? And what can we do about it? Read more.

Icon showing a tray, plate and spoon

School food saves the day

For some children, the meal they receive at school is the only one they’ll eat all day. Here’s why school feeding programs are crucial in fighting child hunger. Read more.

icon showing five people

It takes a village to feed a child

By building strong communities today you help create sustainable food security for children always. Read more.

Bolivian girl sitting at a table eating her school meal of chicken and rice

Last year Canadians helped provide 2.8 million meals to children around the world through Canadian Feed the Children.

Bolivian girl sitting at a table eating her school meal of chicken and rice

School feeding programs run by Canadian Feed The Children in Uganda improved attendance from 68% to 92%. When you #FeedChildren they stay in school.

Bolivian girl sitting at a table eating her school meal of chicken and rice

Canadians supported 6,566 farmers with training and tools to feed their families year round through Canadian Feed The Children.

From Hunger to Hope

Immaculate's story

8-year-old Immaculate from Uganda smiles at the camera

Not long ago, 8-year-old Immaculate in Uganda suffered from itchy skin, and wasn't always able to focus in school. Although her mother Jane was a subsistence farmer, Immaculate did not always have access to good nutrition. An unbalanced diet was negatively affecting Immaculate’s health.

Everything changed when their community partnered with CFTC. Donor support helped build a new school with a feeding program, and Jane began learning about balanced nutrition and sustainable farming. This made a big difference for Immaculate.

Now, Immaculate gets a nutritious meal every day at school, and Jane uses her new skills to provide a balanced diet for her children at home. Today Immaculate is healthy and excels at school.

This was all made possible through donations from generous Canadians like you. Help change the life of a child like Immaculate with a donation today.

You can

We need your help to provide 500,000 meals to feed children.

Give today to make this goal a reality!

Give Meals Today

Give Meals Monthly
Campaign Progress

Why Canadian Feed The Children

We’re an independent, secular development agency founded and operating in Canada since 1986.


CFTC is honoured to be named a 2019 Top 10 Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence Canada. Charity Intelligence estimates that Top 10 Impact Charities deliver average returns of seven times for every dollar donated, compared with an average of 1-2 times.

Canadian Feed The Children also ranked as one of the top 10 international development charities for 2019 (#14 in the Top 100), rated ‘A’ by MoneySense magazine for program spending efficiency, fundraising costs, and governance.

We’re also honoured to have been one of the first charities to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and to have been awarded “Exemplar” status for 2014-2017 by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.


PricewaterhouseCoopers independently audits our financials before being published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous donation. For more information please download our latest Annual Report.

Financial chart showing how money is spent

Frequently asked questions

You can make an online donation to CFTC using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also donate by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.