Toronto Marlies, cheered on by 7000 TDSB students, help support children across Toronto

When the Toronto Marlies take to the ice on Wednesday, February 22nd, they will be battling more than just the Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning Affiliate); they will be assisting in the fight against child poverty as well. 

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An Interview with Catherine Parsonage from Toronto Foundation for Student Success

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.

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TDSB serves 136,000 meals to students each day as child poverty rises

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.

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School program helps feed hungry students

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.

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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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The Importance of School Breakfast Programs

Posted 2014-09-11
Category News

Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough City and County, writes about the importance of breakfast programs as an asset for all students that contributes to their health, academic and personal success.​

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Alberta pledges $60 million to create school breakfast program

Posted 2014-09-10
Category News

NDP leadership candidate, Rachel Notley, said her government would immediately introduce a $60-million pilot program to feed Alberta’s poorest children. School teachers battle hunger in their classrooms every day because Alberta is the only province in Canada without a school breakfast and lunch program.

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Dixon Grove JMS featured in Inside Toronto for their healthy lunch program

Posted 2014-05-22
Category News

Dixon Grove Junior Middle School has just launched a lunch program run by volunteer parents and students who prepare the meals in a converted classroom now a kitchen. The program makes sure that students get proper cooked meals.

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Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program to Help More Kids Get a Healthy Start

Posted 2013-10-01
Category News

Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program to Help More Kids Get a Healthy Start

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School-based meal programs need to be available to all Canadian children

Posted 2013-08-28
Category News

All schools in all provinces and territories should provide meal programs to help their students alleviate hunger and poor nutrition and to support their performance at school, The Conference Board of Canada recommends in a new report from its Centre for Food in Canada.

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Canada’s largest all-kindergarten school struggles to fund meal program

Posted 2013-08-06
Category News

The all-kindergarten school in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood this fall needs to raise $140,000 a year for a meal program for 700 toddlers when it opens this fall.

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Canadian Children Still Hungry

Posted 2013-06-03
Category News

The government should begin discussions with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for agriculture, education and health to develop a comprehensive pan-Canadian school nutrition initiative, and fully fund on-reserve aboriginal student meals.

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TFSS Director Sandra Best talks to The Grid

Posted 2011-12-12
Category News

The Toronto weekly learns about TFSS and how Budget 2012 could impact programs for students

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TFSS in the Globe and Mail

Posted 2011-12-08
Category News

Director Sandra Best on the value of nutrition programs at TO Council.

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TFSS in the Toronto Star

Posted 2011-12-07
Category News

CEO Catherine Parsonage defends nutrition programs during the 2012 Budget Debate.

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Toronto Star: Cooking up success for kids

Posted 2011-10-04
Category News

Students gain life skills and confidence as part of middle-school program organized by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and funded through the Toronto Community Foundation.

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Inside Toronto: Half-million for Hungry Students

Posted 2010-11-09
Category News

Half-million for hungry students. Local school asks students for sacrifice.

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MyTownCrier.ca

Posted 2010-11-03
Category News

Nutrition programs on the menu.

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City News: Easing the Hunger

Posted 2010-10-07
Category News

Volunteers at an East End public school are putting together a wide spread of healthy alternatives. More than 100,000 students in Toronto relay on programs like this to make it through the day.

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