Over 59,000 TCDSB students receive a healthy morning meal, breakfast, lunch or snack through the Student Nutrition Program.
Each program is unique and a reflection of its community. Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) are operated in schools by volunteers. Each program is universally offered to all students, 5 days a week with three food groups served at meals and two at snacks.
You can direct your donation to the Student Nutrition Program Wing of Support through our Canada Helps page.
Forms & Reports
Inservice Dates & Registration
If you are interested in volunteering at a program, contact the school principal.
Some proven benefits of these programs are that they:
- provide nutrients and energy so that students are ready to learn and participate in school;
- create healthier eating habits; and
- support improved academic performance
There are a variety of reasons why children come to school hungry, including:
- bussed-in students often eat very early and are hungry again once the school day begins;
- working parents maintain busy schedules and are unable to ensure that breakfast is eaten daily; or
- unfortunately, there is not enough food in the home
Municipal and provincial government grants subsidize approximately 25% of the costs associated with running Student Nutrition Programs. Each school provides the balance through fundraising, parent donations and corporate donations.
Your donation can help bridge the gap to achieve a sustainable program. Tax receipts are issued for any donation over $20. Donors may direct funds to a particular school.