York Region Food for Learning

York Region Food for Learning is a diverse community partnership that supports student nourishment programs which enhance learning and health. Food for Learning provides expertise, funding, and resources to develop and sustain breakfast, snack, and lunch programs.

York Region Food for Learning serves 23,000 children at sites within the Regional Municipality of York, which includes the nine municipalities of: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King Township, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville. Our participating schools are listed below.

Our programs enjoy the support of 776 volunteers per year. Last year these dedicated people contributed 83,808 hours to York Region Food for Learning, helping to raise funds, plan, prepare and serve 457,985 breakfasts and 779,180 snacks.

In addition to our many individual volunteers, York Region Food for Learning works closely with:


Our corporate donors and sponsors include:




IKEA visits and donates to a school snack program

IKEA Vaughan recently visited St. John Bosco Catholic Elementary School to hand out over 230 snack bags! IKEA has committed to providing the school with another large food donation and possibly a continued direct relationship. A huge Thank You to our funding partner Breakfast Clubs of Canada for making this happen. York Region Food for Learning would like to thanks everyone for welcoming IKEA with open arms. And Thank You IKEA for such a generous food donation to the school. The children sure were happy to see what was on the menu today!


Halloween Fun at Jersey PS!






table with goodies



Charity and the spirit of giving was on the minds of Jack Beswick, Kate Beswick, Madeline Philp and Meghan Beswick this summer.



The four children decided they were going to hold a putting challenge at a local golf tournament to raise money for Children's Breakfast Programs here in York Region. The four sold one putt for $3 or three putts for $5. Each Putt sunk counted as a draw entry for a lovely coffee maker. After the tournament was over the 4 children raised $615. Clarence Dewinter, the man who won the challenge thought what the children were doing was so important that he matched the money raised for a whopping total of $1230. Jack, Kate, Madeline and Meghan you should be so proud of your amazing efforts to support Children's Breakfast Programs here in the York Region.

If you were inspired by this story and would like to make a charitable donation to Children's Breakfast Programs here in York Region visit YRFN.ca to donate or contact Jason Dasti 905-259-5296


Many thanks to York Region Lioness Club for their generous donation and support!




Presenting a Breakfast Clubs of Canada cheque





Powerhouse, Toronto, haunted house Powerhouse, Toronto, haunted house



Kinsmen Club Breakfast Program


cheque presentation from Rotary Oshawa to Durham Children's Nutrition Program.


Participating Schools:


  • 16th Avenue Public School
  • Access North - Bogart Public School
  • Aldergrove Public School
  • Armadale Public School
  • Ashton Meadows Public School
  • Aurora Heights Public School
  • Aurora Senior Public School
  • Bakersfield Public School
  • Baythorn Public School
  • Black River Public School
  • Blue Willow Public School
  • Boxwood Public School
  • Carville Mills Public School
  • Cedarwoods Public School
  • Clearmeadow Public School
  • Crosby Heights Public School
  • Deer Park Public School
  • Discovery Public School
  • Divine Mercy
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar Public School
  • Elder's Mill Public School
  • E.J. Sand Public School
  • Father Michael McGivney
  • Forest Run Public School
  • Fossil Hill Public School
  • George Street Public School
  • Glen Cedar Public School
  • Glen Shields Public School
  • Greensborough Public School
  • H.G. Bernard Public School
  • Huron Heights Secondary
  • J.L.R. Bell Public School
  • Johnsview Public School
  • Julliard Public School
  • Jersey Public School
  • Keswick High School Alternate Education Department
  • King George Centre
  • Kleinburg Public School
  • Lake Simcoe Public School
  • Lake Wilcox Public School
  • Lakeside Public School
  • Lorna Jackson Public School
  • Maple High School
  • Maple Creek Public School
  • Maple Leaf Public School
  • Markham Gateway Public
  • Micheal Cranny Public School
  • Milliken Mills High School
  • Morning Glory Public School
  • Mother Teresa Catholic School
  • Oakridges Public School
  • Oscar Peterson Public School
  • Parkland Public School
  • Poplar Banks Public School
  • Prince Charles Public School
  • R.L. Graham Public School
  • Randall Public School
  • Regency Acres Public School
  • Richmond Green Secondary School
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Sir Wilfred Laurier Public School
  • STINT - Sutton Public School
  • St. Bernadette's Catholic School
  • St. Andrew C.E.S.
  • St. Peter Catholic School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
  • Stuart Scott Public School
  • Sutton District High School
  • Sutton Public School
  • Terry Fox Public School
  • Teston Village Public School
  • Thornlea Secondary School
  • Vaughan Secondary School
  • Vellore Woods Public School
  • Waabong Gamig First Nations School
  • Walter Scott Public School
  • Wilshire Elementary School
  • Windham Ridge Public School
  • W.J. Watson Public School
  • Woodbridge Public School
  • YCDSB Alternative Learning Communities
  • York Centre for Children
  • Yorkhill Elementary School