Share a Meal!

$20 provides a CityKidz family with a nourishing meal kit filled with all the fresh
and non-perishable ingredients needed to make a wholesome family meal.

Family Meal Kits are our latest initiative to address the growing food insecurity, as well as financial and emotional stress, facing many CityKidz children and families.

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Hamilton households struggle to put food on the table.

$40

Provides two families with a meal kit filled with all the ingredients to prepare a wholesome meal together.

 

$120

Delivers a nourishing meal kit to a CityKidz family every month from now through December.

A Gift of Your Choice

Supports vulnerable children with the nutrition they need to live healthy, active lives.

Food insecurity has always been a harsh reality faced by many of the children we serve. As the economic toll of the pandemic drags on, many parents are finding it hard to put food on the table.

Arlo and her mom, Anna, live paycheque to paycheque. Recently, Anna was speaking with one of our volunteers over the phone and shared just how desperate their situation had become.

“I know you always say to let you and CityKidz know if we ever need something, and the truth is, we are eating the last of our noodles for dinner tonight,” Anna explained, her voice filled with worry and shame.

Anna went on to explain that, with Arlo now learning from home because of the pandemic, she isn’t able to access the school’s breakfast and lunch programs. They were desperate and didn’t know where to turn.

In March, we delivered Family Meal Kits to 650 households in our community, including Arlo and Anna’s. Given the incredibly positive response from our kids and their families, we’re planning to make it a monthly feature of our programs for the rest of the year.

But we need your support to make that happen.

“The truth is, we are eating the last of our noodles for dinner tonight.”

Want to know more? Here’s what else you need to know!

Each Family Meal Kit contains:

  • All the fresh and non-perishable ingredients needed to make a wholesome, balanced meal
  • Activity sheets to engage children throughout the meal preparation process
  • A few surprise trinkets like stickers and buttons to spark a little extra joy

Our goal is to provide 650 CityKidz families with a meal kit every month from now through December. That’s 3,900 meal kits!

Family Meal Kits are available to families with children who are currently registered in CityKidz programs. We are, unfortunately, unable to support external requests for nutritional support at this time.

The Food Access Guide is a comprehensive list of places in Hamilton where health and social service providers can refer clients to receive free or low-cost food.

 

Yes. All gifts over $10 will receive a tax receipt in early 2022. If you require a tax receipt before this time, please contact info@citykidz.ca.

Your privacy is very important to us. So have no fear, the simple answer is “no.” No, we do not trade, sell or otherwise share your information with any other charity or organization. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.

We are honoured by your generosity and trust. We take seriously our responsibility to use your investments efficiently and in ways that make a demonstrable difference in the lives of the children we serve. 85.3% of all donations go directly to programs and new projects (like the Family Meal Kits). The rest we use to cover the operating expenses – including building, transportation, fundraising, and administrative expenses – necessary to bring our programs to life. For more information, please read our Financial Statements.

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