Feeding Our Future
Feeding Our Future is a summer program that, in partnership with the Sodexo Foundation, feeds hungry kids in city camps. Last summer we delivered just under 39,000 lunches. In 2015, the Feeding Our Future program ran from July 6 to August 28.
Photo by Erin Riley
It started in 2000 when inner-city families were not taking advantage of free summer camp programs for their children because they were unable to provide them with a lunch. Feeding Our Future met this need.
Every weekday during July and August, volunteers from Sodexo make hundreds of delicious nutritious lunches, which Second Harvest delivers to about a dozen community centres in Toronto, thus ensuring that children who get subsidized lunches during the school year will also be receiving at least one nutritious meal a day while attending summer camp.
The delivery of these lunches would not be possible without the generosity of the program's primary benefactor, the Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation, who since 2005, has provided Second Harvest with the funding to deliver about 100,000 Feeding Our Future lunches to kids in Toronto.
Last summer Feeding our Future provided almost 39,000 lunches to kids over a 7-week period. This summer the program will provide more than 40,000 lunches to kids in need.