TORONTO — Campers attending city camps in Toronto were treated to a barbecue lunch yesterday, thanks to Second Harvest, Sodexo and volunteers participating in the Feeding Our Future program.
Nearly 200 children from the Jane St. and Finch Ave. neighbourhood gathered at the Driftwood Community Recreation Centre yesterday afternoon as part of the program, which was developed by Sodexo to prevent kids from going hungry during the summer months. Many kids who rely on free or subsidized lunches throughout the school year may go hungry when school lets out, so Second Harvest and Sodexo has developed the program to serve 40,000 lunches to Toronto kids during the summer months.
Second Harvest rescues excess, fresh food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to more than 200 social service agencies in Toronto. Meanwhile, The Sodexo Foundation has worked closely with Food Banks Canada to raise awareness and fight hunger across the country. It has served nearly 900,000 meals to at-risk youth through its Feeding Our Future program.