Food for Thought
|Record #: KNA2124||Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019||Last Full Update: 18 Jul 2019|
|CanadaHelps Donation Page||www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/hope-for-the-nations/|
|Primary Contact||Jaden Cormack, Program Coordinator, Food for Thought; Phone: 250.712.2007; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/centralokanaganfoodforthought/
|Description & Services|
|Service Details||There are over 4,500 children in the central Okanagan that live in a food insecure home and are at risk of going to school hungry. Since 2009, Food for Thought aims to eliminate hunger in children, one child at a time in the Central Okanagan through our various programming.
Breakfast Program: Food for Thought provides free breakfast up to 1600 school-aged children a day in 29 schools. Breakfast typically consists of fruit, dairy, and a grain, and is provided by food donations, grants, fundraisers, and donations.
Backpack Program: Backpacks filled with food are given to students for the weekends who would go without. This incredible program ensures hungry tummies are filled when children are not in school.
Living Salads: In partnership with Hands in Service, Living Salad planters are given to families filled with tomatoes, parsley, chives, leaf lettuce and Swiss chard that will replenish throughout the season.
Fruit Preservation: In partnership with the Okanagan Fruit Tree Project, local fruit is gleaned and preserved during the summer months to give to students during the school year.
Food for Thought relies on monetary and in-kind food donations, sponsorships, grants, and volunteers
|Address & Map||
1889 Springfield Rd, #222
Canada V1Y 5V5