Community Care of West Niagara was awarded a $5,000 grant to help relieve hunger for youth in Lincoln through its student “Snack Attack!” program.
The “Snack Attack!” program will provide over 200 healthy snack packages to students affected by chronic hunger that are registered through the agency. These packages are in addition to the food items given to students during regular visits.
“Our goal is to support healthy eating that promotes strong minds, bones and smiles. We will include where possible individually wrapped and portioned snacks so students of all ages and stages can access” said Carole Fuhrer, Executive Director of CCWN in a release.
The grant was received through the Rural Kids Grant Program, a program that helps food banks in communities with 50,000 people or less increase the amount of healthy and fresh food for students in their community. This is also an initiative of the Newman’s Own Foundation and Feed Ontario.
CCWN is a registered non-profit organization in Lincoln that supports local families experiencing financial difficulties. It has been serving Lincoln since 1967. It is the only food bank in Lincoln that is a direct member of Feed Ontario and an associate member of Food Banks Canada.
Newman’s Own Foundation provides grants to organizations that support philanthropy, children with life-limiting conditions, empowerment and nutrition. Feed Ontario is a network of over 128 food banks and 1,100 hunger-relief agencies across Ontario, that together have served 522,000 individuals in 2019-2020.