In 2019, Canadian Feed The Children joined together with families and communities in Bolivia, Canada, Ethiopia, Uganda and Ghana to achieve significant impact for children.
In 2019, CFTC provided 3 million meals for children through school and community programs.
That’s +200,000 more meals than the previous year.
16,214 children received meals through school feeding programs alone.
549 new gardens are growing fresh produce in schools, communities and in homes around the world.
1,140 children, women and men in Indigenous communities received nutritional training, with a focus on incorporating nutrient-rich traditional foods into their diets.
2,560 farmers scaled up their farming businesses through agricultural training. 62% were women.
In 2019, 7,016 farmers grew their investments through self-help groups. 77% were women.
In Bolivia, 78% of participants in a vegetable production and marketing training program increased their income by 35%.
In Ethiopia, 615 children accessed free early childhood education.
In Uganda, 664 girls participated in a safe spaces program that addresses the barriers to girls education. 100% of these girls stayed in school.
1,775 children in Ghana accessed enhanced learning including recreation activities, new playground equipment and ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) education.
770 youth in 30 groups around the world are taking the lead to promote food security, understand their sexual-reproductive health and rights, and advocate for children.
Muskeg Lake Cree Nation began the second phase of their innovative food forest, a long term investment in food sovereignty.
In one Ugandan community, members of CFTC-supported parent groups joined with local authorities to ban early marriage and keep girls in school.
ZOE IS THE FUTURE OF FOOD SECURITY IN NEYAASHIINIGMIING
My name is Zoe, I am eleven years old. My community of Neyaashiinigmiing is one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever seen, but we do face some challenges accessing healthy food. Some people don’t always have enough money to get the food that they need. Healthy foods seem to cost more, especially out of season.
Sometimes kids will come to school without healthy foods.
That’s why I’ve been proud to be a part of our school gardening program. We have also been taught how to forage and harvest wild foods responsibly in our own community. I enjoy harvesting wild foods like leeks, morels, puffballs and apples, as well as going partridge hunting with my Papa. Sometimes, we give some of the food that we’ve gathered to other people in the community. This makes me feel good about myself.
I just want to thank Canadian Feed The Children for supporting our Healthy Living Program for so many years. We have been able to accomplish so much in our school and community because of you and all your faithful donors. Chi-miigwetch!