Feed Tomorrow Week: Students and Chefs Raise Awareness about Child Hunger

For Immediate Release

Feed Tomorrow Week: Students and Chefs Raise Awareness about Child Hunger

TORONTO, October 16, 2017 – One out of three children here in Toronto lives in poverty and over 195,000 students rely on breakfast, snacks, or lunch served at 820 school-based nutrition programs to make it through the school day. The Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), the independent registered charitable organization that provides support for Toronto District School Board (TDSB) students, will be hosting a week of events dedicated to feeding Toronto’s hungry students and nourishing hungry minds.

The City of Toronto has proclaimed October 16 - 20 the 13th annual feed tomorrow week, five days that will see student volunteers, educators, supporters, politicians, and public figures raising awareness and collecting pledges to help feed Toronto’s hungry students. During this week communities across Toronto will come together in support of our children.

  • Monday, October 16 – ACE Bakery 6-Foot Sandwich Snackdown, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
    Schools: beyond 3:30 program sites
    As part of their staff-led fundraising initiative, ACE Bakery staff will deliver 6-foot baguettes to all 18 beyond 3:30 sites and work with our Junior Chefs to prepare amazing creations, which will be enjoyed by all during snack time.
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Nutrition Program Bus Tour followed by a VIP Reception, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. from St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front Street East
    VIPs, passionate about food and child nutrition, will travel “student style” to Winchester JSP School and Jesse Ketchum JSP School to see Student Nutrition Programs in action. Following the bus tour, guests will arrive at a reception at St. Lawrence Market Kitchen with food provided by St. Lawrence Market Merchants.
    Winchester JSP School, 15 Prospect St - 8:20 a.m., Jesse Ketchum JSP School, 61 Davenport Rd– 10:15 a.m., VIP Reception, St. Lawrence Market Kitchen – 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 19 – Breakfast for Breakfast, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 
    Northern Secondary School, 851 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4P 2L5
    Secondary school students will come together to support their peers across the TDSB by preparing and selling breakfasts in their schools.  Students will gain volunteer hours and proceeds will go towards supporting Student Nutrition Programs. Whole Foods Market has “stepped up to the plate” by generously donating food for this event.
  • Friday, October 20 – Junior Chefs' Culinary Cook Off, 10:15 – 12:00 p.m.
    President’s Choice Cooking School located at the Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens*, 60 Carleton Street, 2nd floor. *Reg’d TM. Lic’d use.
    Three teams of beyond 3:30 after-school program students will be competing in a culinary competition to close out our feed tomorrow week. Students have been preparing since September. The finalists will cook for a panel of judges, including chefs, “foodies” and media. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. The first place prize includes lunch and a tour at Chef Brad Long’s Café Belong at the Brickworks.

Feed tomorrow is a significant event and we all need to be involved,” said TFSS Executive Director, Catherine Parsonage. “It provides an opportunity for all of us to get out in our communities and help raise awareness about child hunger.”

With the support of students, educators, local communities, and businesses, feed tomorrow brings us “one step closer” to making sure that no child starts the school day hungry.

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