,Numerous studies have shown that when children go to school hungry, it has a profound impact on their energy levels, concentration, creativity, and behaviour.

Barrie Food Bank is excited to announce the kickoff of its School Fuel program in collaboration with the School Nutrition Council of Ontario and the Pavlic Foundation. This innovative program aims to deliver healthy snack foods to school-aged children in Barrie, addressing the critical issue of food insecurity that affects their ability to learn and thrive.

The School Fuel program is a vital component in supporting the health and education of students in our community. The carefully curated selection of foods includes whole wheat cereals, bread, bagels, ‘Made Good’ granola bars, banana & blueberry muffins, yogurt, milk (including lactose-free options), cheese, eggs, applesauce, apples, oranges, peaches, and diced pears in fruit cups. Participating schools can select the options they want for their students. This diverse range of items allows children to receive the essential nutrients they need each day.

Barrie Food Bank manages the logistics for the program locally including ordering, procurement and delivery to the participating schools. Over 5,600 children in 22 local schools in the SCDSB and SMCDSB school boards are now supported by the program.

This Program Supports:

“We believe that no child should have to face the day on an empty stomach. The School Fuel program is our way of helping to ensure children in Barrie have access to nutritious food, setting the stage for a day filled with learning and growth.”

-Sharon Palmer from Barrie Food Bank

Sponsors

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Primary Sponsor

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Contributing Sponsor