Like many cities in Halton, Oakville has seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years.
With that growth comes new subdivisions, new families and therefore new schools. Over the past 3 years Oakville has added 2 new Elementary Schools including: Oodenawi PS and St. Gregory the Great ES, as well as one new High School Garth Webb High School which has been open now for 5 years.
Projections for an additional 2 new Elementary Schools and 1 more High School have been approved to start building in North West Oakville.
The good news is Halton Food for Thought is here to support this new growth and feed students healthy food at school so they can achieve success.
Currently 41 schools in Oakville (72%) have a Student Nutrition Program. Every school community is different, as such our programs are offered in a variety of formats including Breakfast, Healthy Bins and our newest addition – the Salad Bar Lunch Program.
This year we are pleased to have the following Oakville schools joining the HFFT family: St. Gregory the Great Elementary School, West Oak Public School and our first school from Viamonde French School Board – Gaetan Gervais.
This leaves Oakville with only 16 (28%) schools without an SNP.
Our HFFT Mission is clear: No student goes hungry at school, which means we will not stop until we have a Student Nutrition Program in each and every school in Oakville and across Halton.