Councillor sounds alarm over how city will pay for student meals

A Toronto councillor is worried budget pressures will force the city to stop expanding a program that helps feed students in need, even as more children than ever are relying on the subsidized meals.

The city's budget committee will debate the funding for its Student Nutrition Program, on which the city spent $9.9 million last year to provide breakfast, lunch and snacks for some 194,000 students, at the committee's upcoming January meeting.

Toronto Public Health recommends spending an extra $2.2 million in 2017 so that more students can be fed through the program, budget notes state. But those same notes say the preliminary budget mentions a boost of $140,000, which would cover only the inflationary cost of food.

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CTV News Toronto’s Dana Levenson visits Dundas Public School Student Nutrition Program

A nutritious meal fuels the body and mind and it can be tough for kids to make it through the day without one. CTV News Toronto’s Dana Levenson visits Dundas Public School Student Nutrition Program.

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Toronto holds onto its shameful title: Child poverty capital of Canada

Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada, with 28.6 per cent of children living in very low-income households, according to a new report being released Tuesday.

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High Hopes for Federal Election to End Poverty

Posted 2015-11-24
Category News

Canadians have elected a government that appears ready to tackle child poverty with a list of progressive measures, including a new national benefit that could lift 315,000 children out of poverty, say advocates who have been urging federal action for a generation.

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Central Tech Wins Culinary Competition Designed to Raise Awareness and Money for School Nutrition

Posted 2015-11-06
Category News

Congratulations to Central Tech for winning $600.00 for their school's nutrition program through our 'Wrap Up with Rice' contest! To read about the event, check out Inside Toronto's article about it here

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Toronto Child & Family Poverty Update 2015

Posted 2015-10-19
Category News

This fall, Toronto City Council will vote on the adoption of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy.

The Canada-high child and family poverty rates reported here underscore the need for a strategy that includes clear targets and timelines, strong action, and significant investment starting in the 2016 budget.

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Toronto's Social Housing is Crumbling and Will Need $2.6B in Repairs

Posted 2015-10-14
Category News

In Toronto, 256,000 people live in social housing [...] there are almost 94,000 applications on the public housing waiting list as of July, representing 172,087 people - families and individuals, many vulnerable, waiting to be housed. That is more than the entire population of Burlington; more than the city of Oshawa.

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Toronto is Canada's Capital of Child Poverty

Posted 2015-10-13
Category News

Toronto remains the child-poverty capital of Canada, with 28.6 per cent of children living in low-income households, according to a new report being published Tuesday as the city prepares to release its final poverty reduction strategy to address the problem.

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Toronto Vital Signs Report 2015 Has Been Released!

Posted 2015-10-07
Category News

Yesterday, the Toronto Foundation's Toronto's Vital Signs Report was released. Toronto's Vital Signs Report is an annual consolidated snapshot identifying trends and issues affecting the quality of life in our city, as well as the progress we should be proud of and the challenges that need to be addressed. 

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Toronto Star: Will John Tory be Toronto's anti-poverty mayor?

Posted 2015-09-02
Category News

John Tory has a chance to become the mayor who transformed Canada’s biggest municipality into a city where everyone has an equal chance to thrive.

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Baltimore Schools Will Give Free Meals To All Kids

Posted 2015-06-08
Category News

Baltimore children attending public schools won't have to go another day in class hungry thanks to a new state program. The program lets children get both breakfast and lunch for free at a time when childhood hunger is on the rise and almost half of all low-income kids in America miss out on breakfast.

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Toronto Star: Black role models seize chance to mold Grade 8 boys at Young Men’s Stand Up event

Posted 2015-05-04
Category News

More than 50 men, including Toronto’s new police chief, turned up to offer positive influence at an event that drew 200 Grade 8 boys from across Toronto.

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Going hungry: Almost one in 10 Torontonians can't afford healthy food

Posted 2015-03-27
Category News

​25 years ago, the Canadian government vowed to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000, but today not much has changed. Carolyn Jarvis from Global News talks to the most vulnerable kids about what it’s like to go hungry in a land of plenty.

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More student nutrition programs among ways Toronto to tackle poverty

Posted 2015-02-20
Category News

Number of strategies to tackle pocerty outlined by Mayor Tory and Deputy Mayor McConnell. 

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Inside Toronto: Toronto Marlies TDSB Day

Posted 2015-02-09
Category News

Inside Toronto visited the TDSB/TFSS Day at the Marlies on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Click to view photos from the event.

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Toronto Star: Muslim charities look to give back locally

Posted 2015-01-06
Category News

Toronto’s Muslim Welfare Centre has led the trend of donating locally, after years of Islamic charities focusing on international aid. The Muslime Welfare Centre has donated $30,000 to TFSS to help support Student Nutrition Programs in our city.

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SNAP Scarborough: Major Funding to After-School and Nutrition Programs

Posted 2015-01-02
Category News

SNAP Scarborough came out to Charles Gordon Senior Public School to join the Hadden Family Foundation as they presented a cheque for $150,000.

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Scarborough Mirror: Hadden Family Foundation donates $150,000 to TFSS

Posted 2014-12-03
Category News

Glenn Hadden, a Scarborough born-and-raised global financier wants to “close the opportunity gap” through education.

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OMNI News-Mandarin:Toronto born Wall St giant funds after school programs

Posted 2014-12-02
Category News

OMNI TV, Mandarin News Edition came out to our beyond 3:30 program at Charles Gordon Senior Public School on Friday, November 28, 2014, as The Hadden Family Foundation presented a cheque for $150,000. 

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Global News visits beyond 3:30

Susan Hay from Global News visits TFSS' beyond 3:30 program at Joseph Brant Public School for her 'Making a Difference' segment. 

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We've been SNAP'd!

Posted 2014-11-03
Category News

Feed Tomorrow events in Snapd Newspaper

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Inside Toronto: Food News, including winning recipe, "Jacked Up Jerk"

Posted 2014-10-28
Category News

Lisa Day compiles 'Food News' for the month of October, including the Wrap Up with Rice Culinary Contest.

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Mary Luz Mejia: Why Hunger Hurts

Posted 2014-10-22
Category News

Mary Luz Mejia, food explorer, traveller, writer/editor, writes about 'Why Hunger Hurts' and her involvement at feed tomorrow ​2014.

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Mary's Happy Belly: feed tomorrow event overview

Posted 2014-10-20
Category News

Mary Tang, food blogger and cast member of W Network's food show, Pressure Cooker, writes an overview about the feed tomorrow VIP bus tour and reception. 

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Rita DeMontis: Toronto students play nice with rice

Posted 2014-10-15
Category News

Rita DeMontis, National Food Editor for the SUN MEDIA chain was a judge at feed tomorrow's Wrap Up with Rice Culinary Competition. She wrote about the event in the Sun newspaper: "Toronto Students Play Nice With Rice".

 

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