Gifts of the Heart program began in 2021 as a grassroots effort to feed and clothe kids in need. Starting with a simple request to Brantford’s Downtown Central Neighbourhood Association (DCNA) of seven dozen eggs for food insecure families, Gifts of the Heart has grown to currently providing 250 children with daily lunches across many Brantford schools. In addition, we provide weekend pantry item bags and weekly food bins to over 40 in-need families, as well as offer donated clothing and hygiene items to those who need it most.
Community Resource Service Fresh Helpings program was developed to increase the amount of healthy fresh food options to clients using food banks, food cupboards, and meal programs.
We are always looking for community partners to play the role of donor, sponsor or volunteer. We need farmers and businesses to partner with, sponsor to purchase, and volunteers to glean and help distribute. This project is for the community, by the community and all are welcome to participate.
Child Hunger Brantford is a non-profit registered charity that promotes healthy food choices, supports and provides local food education and outreach in our community.
Daily preparation and delivery of over 200 lunches and snacks are delivered directly to children in elementary schools in the Brantford area.
Weekly preparation and delivery of over 150 lunches and snacks are delivered directly to the front doors of children facing food insecurity.
The Brant Community Food Educator program offers educational sessions to the community in the form of presentations, food demonstrations, displays and cooking classes. The sessions are led by trained volunteers.
Session topics include: