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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.

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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.


Kimberly Bubnic
Student Nutrition Manager - Financial
Tina Giustizia
Student Nutrition Manager of Operations
Carmelina Mazzilli
Student Nutrition Manager of Operations
Prudence Pisani
Student Nutrition Assistant