Halton Food for Thought Board of Directors Recruitment
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July 15, 2024

Forover 20 years, Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) has been a game-changer, ensuring that students in the Halton region can access healthy, free meals and snacks at school. By collaborating with Boards of Education and the community, we support Student Nutrition Programs for kindergarten to grade 12 students. Feeding students fuels their minds and bodies, setting them up for academic success and lifelong healthy habits. We are looking for a new Board of Directors member to hold the position of Secretary.

About Us

Halton Food for Thought, in partnership with the community, is the sole provider of Student Nutrition Programs in schools across the Halton Region including Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.  We believe that when given access to healthy food at school, every student has the best chance forsuccess.  Our vision is a Halton Regionin which “no student goes hungry at school”! We feed thousands of kids healthy food every day!

 

Responsibility

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, our board is responsible for acting in the best interests of our organization and the community, making well-informed decisions, with a broader knowledge and an inclusive perspective.

 

Principal Duties

Every member of our Board of Directorsis expected to do the following:

·       Prepare for and participate in board meetings

·       Listen to others’ views, advocate their own, identify common interests and alternatives, and be open to compromise

·       Participate in the review of our organization’s mission and objectives and in the development of a strategic plan

·       Help the board to monitor the performance of our organization in relation to our mission, objectives, core values and reputation

·       Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct, conflict of interest and other polices that apply to the board

·       Participate in the approval the annual budget and monitor the financial performance of our organization in relation to the budget

·       Support governance decisions once made

·       Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for our organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for our organization to advance its mission

 

Accountability

The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to the members, community, funders and other stakeholders. They are accountable for our organization’s performance in relation to its mission and strategic objectives, and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources.

 

Time Commitment

Approximately six hours per month –which includes attending board meetings, preparing for board meetings, participating in committees and attending special events.

 

Term of Office

Two-year term, with possible renewal.

If interested, please apply to Joanne Jones Board Chair @ joannemjones12@gmail.com

 

 

 

The 3 Main Ways

What began with food programs at 6 Halton schools in 1997 has now evolved to 130+schools in Halton programs in every Halton school, ensuring that no student in the region goes hungry at school.

Along with our community partners and army of volunteers, we are able to nourish and nurture generations of students. We know that nutrition is essential to their success and that habits established in childhood set the foundation for healthy behaviours in adulthood.

Our work is even more crucial, given that Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries with out a national school food program. As a result, access to proper nutrition is inconsistent and systems rely mainly on ‘patchwork’ solutions.

We feed kids everyday

Donate

Our history isn’t uncommon; a grassroots group of people who identify a problem and come together to form a solution.  In this case, one of the strongest groups you can have behind your cause: Parents. Fast forward to 2007, just ten years later, and HFFT became an incorporated, registered, charity with its own Board of Directors and 63 programs. As of July 2019, HFFT has partner programs in 130 schools, providing more than 79,000 Halton students access to healthy food at school.

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Volunteer

Launched in 1997 and incorporated as a registered charity in 2007, HFFT has been giving Halton students consistent access to healthy food for over two decades.

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Sponsorship

Advocate

In the spring of 2014, we set out to revive the agency. We wanted to realign ourselves with our cause and ensure all of our work was unified toward one goal. Our Mission and Vision are the core of our values and fuel all of our work in the community. In partnership with the community, we feed students healthy food so they can succeed.

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No child will
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In-kind Donations

What began with food programs at 6 Halton schools in 1997 has now evolved to 130+schools in Halton programs in every Halton school, ensuring that no student in the region goes hungry at school.

Along with our community partners and army of volunteers, we are able to nourish and nurture generations of students. We know that nutrition is essential to their success and that habits established in childhood set the foundation for healthy behaviours in adulthood.

Our work is even more crucial, given that Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries with out a national school food program. As a result, access to proper nutrition is inconsistent and systems rely mainly on ‘patchwork’ solutions.

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After months of planning and working with our partners at Confedde we have landed on a new look and feel for our Halton Food for Thought brand.This process took months of brainstorming, collaborating, reviewing drafts and of course multiple versions but it’s all worth it to get to the final product. We hope you like what you see and encourage you to navigate our new website brought to life through lots of hardwork with our talented and ever supportive partners at MiniGiants.




We accept all sorts of donations!
It’s an exciting time to be involved with Halton Food for Thought and we ask you to join us for the ride! Check back for updates throughout the summer to see the changes.

Until then, on behalf of our HHFT Team, and our Halton student families, thank you again for your support and enjoy your summer!