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Closed schools mean more hunger
School closures mean 370 million children worldwide are missing school meals. Maame, a mother of eight in Ghana says: "In the months they have stayed at home, food is drastically running out."
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. Julio in Bolivia says: "We are in a crisis. There is no food and no job."
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.
Poverty is increasing
The main cause of child hunger is poverty - and poverty has only increased since the pandemic began. It is estimated that over 100 million people could be thrown into extreme poverty this year as a result of COVID-19.
Is child hunger too big of a problem to solve?
In 2015 the global community adopted the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Goal 2 – Zero Hunger – pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.
Canadian Feed The Children joins many other NGO’s and Government Agencies around the world in vigorously pursuing this goal.
No one person or organization can do this on their own.
We need to come TogetherForChildren
"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."
Urgent Family Food Boxes
While our main focus is long term food security, children and families need food assistance right now.
Your donation will help provide food boxes filled with healthy groceries to the families who need it most in Canada and around the world.Canadian Feed The Children has provided over 7,300 urgent family food boxes so far in response to COVID-19.
Climate Smart Farming
Many farming families already faced challenges caused by climate change - and now it's more important than ever to use climate resilient techniques to grow food.
Canadians supported 2,560 farmers with training and tools to feed their families year round through Canadian Feed The Children.
For Indigenous communities in Canada, traditional foods like moose and caribou are critical to feeding children during the pandemic.
“Our hunters were able to bring back four caribou, which provided quite a bit of meat that was given to families.”
- Rebecca Sylvestre and Hélène Hébert, Birch Narrows Dene Nation
Growing Family Incomes
Your donation will help parents - especially women - branch out into activities like livestock rearing and basket weaving in addition to farming, and help them grow their savings through village savings and loan groups.
This gives them the income they need to provide regular meals for their children."The lockdown brought high food prices, [but] I have set up business streams to offset our needs." - Sarah, livestock farmer and grandmother to Annet, Uganda
COVID-19 means over 1.5 billion children worldwide are out of school, with adolescent girls most at risk of being left behind. But education remains the key to future success.
Your donation will help keep children learning through land-based education and remote education support.Canadian Feed The Children has provided 1,124 children worldwide with education support during COVID-19, including remote learning assistance.
Will my donation have an impact?
Canadian Feed The Children was awarded the Top 10 Impact Charity designation by Charity Intelligence Canada in November 2019. Here’s what Charity Intelligence has to say about Top 10 Impact Charities:
We estimate that Top 10 Impact Charities deliver average returns of 7X for every dollar donated, compared with an average of 1-2 times.
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We were 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.
"I'm a monthly donor because it can change a child's life forever. I don't mind sacrificing going out to dinner a couple of times a month if it gives a child and their family a more hopeful future."
Other Ways to Help
Help feed children in Canada and around the world who are going hungry because of COVID-19.
Every donation counts. Give as little as $10 and join a global community of people determined to end child hunger.
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) and 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 the use and stewardship of your generous donation. For more information please review our 2019 Impact Report and/or download our latest Annual Report. Note that we will be releasing our 2019/2020 Annual report in November, 2020.
"I donate to Canadian Feed The Children because I care about the collective health and wellbeing of our next generation."
Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?
Can I 'designate' my donation to a specific country?
Yes. The online donation form gives you the option to designate your donation to one of our five countries of operation in Bolivia, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana or Uganda.
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.