One Week. One Cause. 147,000 Nutritious Meals.

FTHSW Wrap it Up One in three Toronto children lives in poverty and student hunger is an unfortunate reality in the TDSB. From October 1-5, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success celebrated the 8th annual Feeding Toronto’s Hungry Students Week. With the support of a declaration from Toronto City Council, Feeding Hungry Students Week is the largest awareness campaign of its kind in Toronto for student nutrition programs. The week's events helped support programs that provide more than 147,000 nutritious meals to hungry students every school day.

On Monday, October 1, VIPs were taken on a bus tour of student nutrition programs. At Subway Academy 1, Breakfast for Learning president Wendy Wong presented TFSS CEO Catherine Parsonage with a cheque for $576,500 to help feed hungry students in Toronto.

On Tuesday, October 2, and Thursday, October 4, students in Toronto led fundraising campaigns in 20 TTC stations, collecting money for student nutrition programs and raising awareness about child hunger in our city. In just two rush hours, students collected nearly $8,000 in funds!

On Friday, October 5, Breakfast Clubs of Canada Founder Daniel Germain was on hand at Dovercourt Public School to present TFSS CEO Catherine Parsonage with a $401,000 investment in Toronto's student nutrition programs. Later that day, Germain appeared on CTV News to talk about the donation to TFSS and the need for a national nutrition strategy in Canada.

With these major funding announcements and the hard work of student volunteers raising awareness about child and youth nutrition across the city, Feeding Hungry Students Week 2012 was an incredible success!

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