Feed Tomorrow Week
During the week of Oct. 21 to 25, 2019, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success celebrated its 15th annual Feed Tomorrow Week. With the support of a declaration from Toronto City Council and hundreds of volunteers, the week united communities across Toronto in a common cause: to raise awareness about child hunger and the need for student nutrition right here in our city.
Staff, students, parents, grandparents, individuals, celebrity chefs, politicians, foundations, corporations, and community members came together during Feed Tomorrow Week to help build a better tomorrow for Toronto’s vulnerable children.
Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto provide children and youth with almost 213,000 nutritious meals every school day. When we’re talking about student nutrition, it’s simple: if you’re hungry, it’s hard to focus, and if you can’t focus, you can’t learn. To level the playing field for our most vulnerable students, we need to ensure that they are well-nourished so that they face one less barrier to graduating from school.
The support of our partners is needed now more than ever. To see how you can get involved, please contact us.
Breakfast for Breakfast
Secondary school students came together to support their peers across the TDSB by preparing and selling breakfasts in their schools. Students gained volunteer hours and proceeds will go towards supporting Student Nutrition Programs in our city.
ACE Bakery Six-Foot Sandwich Snackdown Challenge
As part of their staff-led fundraising initiative, ACE Bakery staff delivered six-foot baguettes to all 18 beyond 3:30 sites. Our Junior Chefs prepared amazing sandwiches, which were enjoyed by all during snack time.
VIP Bus Tour
VIP guests, passionate about food and child nutrition, travelled “student-style” to see Student Nutrition Programs in action. Following the school visits, the guests arrived at a reception at the St. Lawrence Market Kitchen and enjoyed food provided by St. Lawrence Market merchants.
Junior Chefs’ Cooking Challenge
Three teams of beyond 3:30 after-school program students competed in a culinary competition to close out Feed Tomorrow Week. Students began preparing in September. The finalists cooked for a panel of judges, including chefs, “foodies,” and media. Prizes were given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Members of the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) Nutrition Services Team provided Ontario Apples in return for donations towards student nutrition.
See highlights from a Feed Tomorrow Week