#GivingTuesdayCa, December 3rd, 2019 directly following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, marks the “Opening Day of the Giving Season”.
Students arrive at school hungry for many reasons, leaving them unprepared to focus on a full day of learning. Research also shows that kids who are hungry have more behaviour issues and a diminished ability to cope with stressors, are more likely to bully others and have higher rates of anxiety and depression. Students who eat breakfast have significantly lower rates of health issues including headaches, dizziness, earaches and lethargy.
Current funding is insufficient. Halton Food for Thought partners with the community, in hopes of lessening the funding / need gap, to feed hungry students healthy food, so that they can succeed. HFFT breakfast, lunch and snack programs are open to all students, eliminating stigma; everyone in the school community is encouraged to access programs.
Our Vision is a Halton where “no student goes hungry at school”! These are our students and they deserve the best chance at success. Imagine the difference you can make by helping to lessen the gap for our students.
This #GivingTuesdayCa help Food for Thought’s 200 Programs remain strong and sustainable,
because no student should go hungry at school in Halton.
Giving Tuesday is not a moment; it’s a movement.
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