On November 2 The Rob Raham Team went over to the Food4Kids location in Burlington to volunteer their time. The team first counted the inventory of food they already had at the location, then got a shopping list, some gift cards and went on out to do some grocery shopping.
They headed over to No Frills and Food Basics to raid their counters for soups, apple sauces, and various other items in the list.
After the shopping was done the team unloaded all of the food, and then sorted them accordingly in their shelves.
Food4Kids is providing a solution-based program that addresses, responds to and diminishes child weekend hunger within Halton.
This organization offers two different programs:
The Weekend Food Program – they provide packages of healthy food for children aged 4–14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend. The referrals are received from schools aware of children and families struggling with food security. Then on Friday mornings volunteers package and deliver the packaged food to the child’s school and discretely tuck it into the child’s backpack, and when the child arrives home and opens their backpack, a healthy food supply awaits them.
- 1,335 children are being served with this program.
The Summer Program – proving food for the children becomes the most critical during the summer time when the at school breakfast and snacks are not available, so Food4Kids resolves that issue with this program. They provide bins filled with a bounty of healthy foods including proteins, dairy, fruits and vegetables, along with a weekly feature recipe card to make a simple nutritious meal.
- 500 children are being served with this program
Food4Kids is doing amazing things for the community and The Rob Raham Team wanted to do their part in helping out.
The team would like to thank Food4Kids for letting them help and they would also like to extend a thank you to their Halton program coordinator Jennifer Steventon for showing them the ropes and guiding them through the process.
Want to get involved? It only takes $10 to provide one child with a healthy supply of food for an entire weekend.
Go to Food4Kids to find out how you can help.
Watch the team in action below: