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Food4Kids Hamilton high school initiative puts students on path to success

“In order for students to be successful, first they need their basic needs met,” says Lori Varrasso.

Those basic needs include regular meals, which many students don’t always get.

Varrasso, a Student Success Teacher at Cathedral High School, says hunger can contribute to a myriad of health and behavioural issues, a lack of engagement and poor performance at school. School nutrition programs ensure that students receive meals throughout the school day, but weekends can leave a void.

Food4Kids Hamilton’s high school initiative is there to help. Every week, Food4Kids Hamilton provides a weekend supply of food to 89 secondary school students in six Hamilton area secondary schools.

“It’s a unique program that is filling a gap that existed and giving students access to some nutritious food,” says Varrasso.

To learn more about the high school initiative, please see the video at https://www.food4kidshamilton.ca/highschoo ... .

Food4Kids Hamilton is 100% funded through donations, community fundraisers and one-time grants. To donate, please visit Food4Kids Hamilton.







Food4Kids Hamilton high school initiative puts students on path to success