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Feeding hungry Toronto students week

October 6th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

Did you know that over 90,000 students in Toronto go to school hungry?

Or that one in three children live in poverty?

How about the fact that 41% of Toronto school children start school each day without breakfast?

The Toronto Foundation for Student Success feeds many of these students in schools and community programs through various breakfast, lunch and snack programs. Over 1200 volunteers assist to administer and facilitate these programs, but there is so much more that needs to be done.

This week, October 6th to 8th, has been declared the “Feeding Hungry Toronto Students Week” and the aim is to promote awareness of the missing link between nutrition and learning, and to increase support for child nutrition programs in our communities and neighbourhoods in Toronto.

A series of events are taking place across schools and across the city this week, and your participation and involvement is definitely needed!

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