Durham's Child Nutrition Project

Durham's Child Nutrition Project works to ensure all children in Durham Region attend school well nourished and ready to learn. We recognize the fact that there is a strong link between nutrition and learning. Children who do not get enough healthy food are tired, have short attention spans and do not learn well. Child hunger increases the likelihood of poor school performance and/or behavioural problems.

Our Work Includes:

  • Establishing culturally diverse, universal healthy breakfast and healthy snack programs in Durham Region
  • Increasing community support and volunteerism
  • Encouraging sponsorship for each nutrition program
  • Creating awareness about the importance of child nutrition and educating children to make healthy eating choices
  • Securing funding for nutrition programs

Our programs enjoy the support of over 1,500 volunteers per year. Last year these dedicated people contributed innumerable hours to Durham's Child Nutrition Project, helping to raise funds, plan, prepare and serve breakfasts, snacks and lunches.

In addition to our many individual volunteers, we are grateful to our numerous partners and donors, who include:

To learn more about hunger issues in our community, to obtain information about starting a Student Nutrition Program in Durham Region, or to volunteer with Durham's Child Nutrition Project, please contact us.



Durham Volunteer Appreciation Event


did your child eat breakfast accepting award group photo of volunteers



Presenting a Breakfast Clubs of Canada cheque




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Some of our Participating Schools include:

  • Athabasca P.S.
  • All Saints Catholic Secondary School
  • Altona Forest P.S.
  • Archbishop Denis O'Connor
  • Bayview Heights P.S
  • Bobby Orr
  • Bolton C. Falby P.S.
  • Bowmanville / Clarington CIS
  • Bowmanville High School
  • Bowmanville Sr. Public School
  • Canadian Martyrs C.S
  • Cartwright Central Public School
  • Central Public School
  • Clarington Central S.S.
  • College Hill Public School
  • Courtice Secondary School
  • Courtice North Public School
  • Dr. C.F Cannon
  • Dr. F.J. Donevan Collegiate Institute
  • Duke of Edinburgh P.S.
  • Durham Alternative Secondary School (3 operating sites Oshawa, Whitby, and
  • Durham Family Court Clinic (DFCC)
  • Father Francis Mahoney Catholic School (check their forms-Call)
  • G.L Roberts CVI
  • Gertrude Colpus P.S Breakfast Club
  • Glen Street P.S
  • Glengrove Breakfast Club
  • Gordon B. Attersley P.S.
  • Harmony P.S.
  • Holy Cross Catholic School
  • Holy Family Catholic School
  • John M. James Public School
  • Lakewoods P.S.
  • Leslie McFarlane P.S.
  • Mary Street Community School
  • McCaskells Mills Public School (c/o Trinity United Church)
  • Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic School
  • Monsignor Philip Coffey C.S
  • Notre Dame C.S.
  • O Neil C.V.I
  • Paul Dwyer High School
  • Queen Elizabeth Public School
  • R.A. Sennett P.S
  • Ritson Public School
  • Sir Albert Love Catholic School
  • Sir John A MacDonald
  • Sir William Stephenson P.S.
  • St. Andrew's United Church, Beaverton-Torah healthy snack program,
    • Beaverton P.S.
    • Torah Central P.S.
    • Alternative Education Program
  • St. Bernadette C.S.
  • St. Gregory Catholic School
  • St. Hedwig Catholic School
  • St. Joseph Healthy Snack Program
  • St. Jude C.S
  • St. Mary C.S
  • St. Stephen Secondary School
  • St. Theresa Catholic School
  • S.T. Worden Public School
  • Sunderland Public School - School Community Council
  • Rose of Durham
  • Village Union Public School
  • Waverley Public School
  • Westney Heights P.S
  • Woodcrest Public School

For more information on the programs and activities of Durham's Child Nutrition Project, see our website at: www.dcnp.ca, or contact: