1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty

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Beyond Charity

Our mission is to unlock children’s potential through community-led action in Canada and around the world.

Beyond Food

Your donation not only serves up nutritious meals in schools and daycares, it also helps parents grow and sell food, earning the income they need to nourish their children and send them to school.

Beyond Books

With every year of school, future earning potential increases dramatically. Your donation removes the barriers to education, especially for girls, giving children the chance of a poverty-free future.

Beyond Handouts

The communities where we work are not looking for handouts – they are working toward change. Women’s self-help groups are just one great example of the sustainable, life-changing work your donation make possible.

Beyond Charity

Your online donation creates a better world for children by empowering parents, teachers and caregivers to implement sustainable change that has a lasting impact on children’s lives.

Your Impact

Your donation to children will help fund our food security, education & capacity building programs.

Bolivian children sit around a table at an Early Childhood Education Centre



Early childhood education programs in La Paz, Bolivia provide daily meals, an excellent education and before- and after-school activities. Well-run, safe spaces with qualified educators provide parents with peace of mind, freeing them to earn incomes knowing their children are being cared for.

First nations girl working in a school garden

School Gardens


School and community gardens are vibrant, hands-on ways to connect students, teachers, Elders, and other community members with the source of healthy, nutritious food. Gardens build knowledge of nutrition and healthy eating. In autumn, in First Nations communities supported by CFTC, students enjoy reaping the harvest of their hard work to prepare and serve a meal to their Elders in celebration and thanks.

African women tending to fruit trees

Agricultural Training

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Community-led agricultural training and extension services help increase crop productivity, boost resilience to climate change, and create sustainable income from agriculture. Smallholder farm families are better able to feed their families consistently, despite the challenges imposed by a harsh and changing climate. Agricultural inputs and training help improve food security for hundreds of thousands of people through CFTC-supported programming in northern Ghana and the Eastern Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

Two women dressed in chefs uniform sit outside their restaurant in Ethiopia peeling vegetables

Community Capacity Building

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Village Savings and Loan Associations, Self-Help Groups and other micro-finance initiatives provide participants – primarily women – with business and marketing skills, knowledge of credit and savings, and the means to earn and control their own income. Groups like these enable parents to increase their household earnings and engage in sustainable livelihoods, resulting in lasting, community-led change that ultimately helps improve children’s nutrition and health.

Three Ugandian girls at school eating a lunch of rice and beans

School Nutrition


In-school feeding programs remain a foundational element of CFTC’s work in Uganda. Providing healthy, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks keeps children in school and helps them learn effectively when there. In impoverished and food-insecure communities, school nutrition programs alleviate the immense burden on parents to provide for their children, allowing for more equitable distribution of scarce household resources and reducing hunger among the most vulnerable.

Why Canadian Feed The Children


Canadian Feed The Children is an award-winning registered Canadian charity focused on food security and transforming local food systems for long-term sustainability.

We partner with 133 communities in Canada, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my payment options?

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.

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?

Donors receive our monthly eNewsletter highlighting the latest success stories ‘from the field’. You can also come online whenever you like to read our blog or download donor publications.

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.


Canadian Feed The Children
901-2 Lansing Square
Toronto, ON M2J 4P8 Canada

1-800-387-1221 or 416-757-1220


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Canadian Feed The Children is a Canadian Registered Charity. Charitable Registration Number 118830983 RR0001