Catherine Parsonage, Executive Director and CEO of Toronto Foundation for Student Success [TFSS], talks about the first time she went to a breakfast program and the importance of Student Nutrition Programs.
Child poverty is a growing problem in the classroom — and it's prompting Canada's largest school board to prepare a staggering 136,000 breakfasts and lunches for students each day.
The Toronto District School Board opened 140 new breakfast initiatives in 2016, bringing its total number of meal programs to 588.
But there are kids who continue to go hungry.
Students at the downtown school, along with five other alternative school locations, receive non-perishable food items over the course of the year thanks to the Blessings in a Backpack Program.
Howard Fergusson, a dedicated Sun Life Financial Advisor and President of Howard J. Fergusson Insurance Agencies Limited, along with his family, donated $6,000 to Bloor Collegiate in order to expand the school’s lunch program.
Firaz Azeez and Shahid Khan joined TFSS on our annual VIP Bus Tour during feed tomorrow week. Traveling ‘student style’, we visited Nelson Mandela Public School and Sprucecourt Public School to see nutrition programs in action. Amazed at what he saw, Azeez decided to increase their charity’s funding to local breakfast programs to help nourish future generations of leaders.
Sang Kim is a restaurateur, chef and food literacy advocate, who discussed the importance of having nutritious food within the public school system based on his personal experiences with food scarcity growing up in the Jane and Finch community.
Off the back of announcing over $400,000 in funding for Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto, Breakfast Clubs of Canada Founder Daniel Germain visited CTV to discuss BCC's donation and work with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, as well as the state of child and youth nutrition in Canada.
On Tuesday November 28th 2011, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, MP Etobicoke North and TFSS Board member, hosted an all party parliamentary caucus on the need for a national student nutrition program.
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