From Inside Toronto:

Feed Tomorrow Week, Hungry for Knowledge: Spotlighting Hunger in Schools

When children are hungry, they can’t learn. If they can’t learn, they can’t succeed.

That according to a press release from The Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), the independent charity of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

Children may lose up to three months of learning time every year due to hunger.

According to new data released by a coalition of community activists and social agencies, one out of three children in Toronto lives in poverty; that’s almost 149,000 children living in low-income families – more than the entire population of towns like Kingston or Guelph. More than 115,000 Toronto District School Board (TDSB) students rely on some form of meal via one of the 523 school-based nutrition programs.

The TFSS will be hosting the 10th annual Feed Tomorrow Week beginning Oct. 6, a week of events dedicated to feeding Toronto’s hungry students and nourishing hungry minds.