One in five children are at risk of going to school hungry. When kids are hungry at school, it can have very real, negative consequences: kids who are hungry at school are more likely to have lower grades, have to repeat years, and struggle with developmental impairments. Additionally, when students have a small (or no) lunch at school, they might be embarrassed and impacted socially.
That's why we've launched the Lunches for Learning program at St. Vincent Place. Each weekly package contains enough school-safe lunch foods for the children's week: granola bars, crackers, fresh fruit and vegetables, sandwich bread, cookies, fruit cups, cheese strings, yogurt tubes, tuna, and deli meat.
If you'd like to support the program, you can make a donation below. Click on "Donate Monthly" to sponsor a family and ensure the long-term viability of the program.
The Lunches for Learning program is now full. Registration remains open for the waitlist only. Click here to complete the registration form.
If you are in need of help with food and do not have school-aged children, or missed the registration window, please visit our food bank on Wednesdays 4:30 to 7pm or Saturdays 11:30am to 2pm.
For questions about Lunches for Learning, contact Sara at 705-253-2770 ext. 202 or email@example.com.