Food for Kids City of Kawartha Lakes

Food for Kids City of Kawartha Lakes works to ensure that every child attends school with a full stomach, ready to learn. School nutrition programs work, as demonstrated by:

  • Improved behaviour of students
  • Better social skills
  • Less absenteeism
  • More focus and improved attention
  • Increased self-esteem, and
  • Improved sense of community

Food for Kids serves over 10,000 children in the City of Kawartha Lakes, with breakfast, snack and lunch programs offered at schools in the Trillium Lakelands District Public School Board and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington Roman Catholic District School Board.

In addition to our many individual volunteers, Food for Kids City of Kawartha Lakes works closely with Community Partners including:

Our corporate donors and sponsors include:


Free school nutrition programs are well-used

Kawartha Lakes This Week KAWARTHA LAKES - The chatter in Central Senior School's student success room during lunch is almost deafening but, to Karen Brown, it's music to her ears. That's because the students are not just there to socialize, they've come to enjoy one of the hot lunches offered up courtesy of the school's daily nutrition program.



Kawartha Credit Union presents cheque to City of Kawartha Lakes Food for Kids




Participating Schools:

Elementary Schools:

  • Alexandra Public School
  • Bobcaygeon Public School
  • Central Senior School
  • Dr. George Hall Public School
  • Dunsford Elementary School
  • Fenelon Township Public School
  • Grandview Public School
  • Jack Callaghan Public School
  • King Albert Public School
  • Lady Eaton Public School
  • Lady Mackenzie Public School
  • Langton Public School
  • Leslie Frost Public School
  • Mariposa Elementary School
  • Parkview Public School
  • St. John Paul Catholic School
  • Queen Victoria Public School
  • Ridgewood Public School
  • Rolling Hills Public School
  • Scott Young Public School
  • St. Dominic School
  • St. Luke's School
  • St. Mary's School
  • Woodville Public School

Secondary Schools:

  • Fenelon Falls Secondary School
  • I.E. Weldon Secondary School
  • Lindsay Civic and Vocational Institute
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

Adult Education Centres:

  • Fenelon Adult Education Centre
  • Lindsay Adult Education and Training Centre

Community Children's Organizations:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes Boys' & Girls' Club

History of Food for Kids City of Kawartha Lakes:

In 1999, a group of concerned agencies addressed the issue of children attending school too hungry to learn. Proactive and united action followed with an application for a grant to the Breakfast for Learning (BFL), Canadian Living Foundation (CLF) to begin a Community Partnership Program in Haliburton and Victoria Counties. Through the generous support of CLF and local partnerships with the Trillium Lakelands School Board and the Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Train the Brain Include the Food was initiated. In 2006, the Community Partnership Program name was changed to Food for Kids City of Kawartha Lakes.