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Nourishing bright minds, Feeding the future

Child development and hunger can be a hidden topic in many communities. It is often unnoticed that 1 in 3 recipients of local food banks are children. The struggle against hunger and poverty, has been a key focus of the Muslim Welfare Canada since its inception in 1993. In an effort to support a strong community-based solution, we began sponsoring premium, school-based nutrition programs in 2010. Currently, we are funding breakfast, morning meals, and snack programs for students in high-needs areas across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Breakfast, also known as the most important meal of the day, plays a critical role in a student’s development, as the brain and body strongly rely on regular intake of food to function and grow appropriately. Breakfast and morning snack programs provide healthy foods in a safe and caring environment thus ensuring students have a nutritious start to their day. Through these programs, students learn about making life-long healthier choices and are given culturally- appropriate foods according to Canada’s Food Guide. As well, all meals conform to halal dietary standards.

Muslim Welfare Canada is pleased to work with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) nutrition team, and in particular, the staff and dedicated volunteers in schools whose efforts make this program possible.

Thanks to the ongoing support of our donors,  we currently support the nutrition program in 24 public schools, helping thousands of children start their day a healthier way. Over the past 11 years, MWC has contributed over $300,000 in support of school nutrition programs.

You can join us in nourishing future generations of leaders by becoming a donor of this program. To learn more about his program or to find out how to get your school involved, please email muslim@mwcanada.org or call us at 416-754-8116