Canadian University, College and Employment DirectoryEmail Canada Volunteer on Facebook Canada Volunteer on Twitter

Custom Search

Halton Food for Thought

Halton Food for Thought

Students arriving at school hungry do not perform well in the classroom. They have more difficulty concentrating, display behavioural problems, are less alert and are often lethargic. Most sadly is that hungry kids lack the natural enthusiasm and curiosity that is part of the magic of childhood. Working families, lack of funds for food or simply a child's lack of interest in eating breakfast are some of the reasons children come to school hungry.

Our goal, at Halton Food For Thought (HFFT) is to promote the connection between healthy food choices and improved learning. We aim to provide a safe, nurturing, fun environment for children's nutrition programs within our schools. Student accessibility is top priority therefore regardless of income level all students can participate in our programs.

HFFT currently runs more than 140 nutrition programs at over 100 sites involving more than 1,100 volunteers and impacting more than 13,000 students. In the 2009/10 school year we served more than two million meals! Our current goal for Food for Thought is to have a nutrition program in every school, as we believe that no child or youth in Halton Region should go hungry!

Keywords: Hunger



Halton Food for Thought
2313 Greenbank, Burlington, ON L7P3S7

Halton Food for Thought url http://www.haltonfoodforthought.ca/

Halton Food for Thought Phone Number 905-331-0227

Halton Food for Thought Email address info@haltonfoodforthought.ca



Volunteer Information for Halton Food for Thought

What services does your organization provide?
HFFT provides before school breakfast programs, and in-school snack programs to students in Halton Region.


Do you have any age requirements?
Volunteers may be any age but must be responsible in handling kitchen equipment such as knives and hot griddles etc. We do not reccommend volunteering with our programs for young children


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
This goes on a school by school basis. We serve a wide variety of ethnicities in our programs so a second language may be helpful in some schools.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
All of our programs run during the school year in schools from Monday to Friday. We do not have weekend or evening volunteers hours. Volunteers must be able to commit to early morning programs (as early as 7:00 am) and during school hours (between 9:00 am and 11:00 am). The shifts are short, usually one to two hours. Volunteers should commit to a consistent day but may work as little as once a month. We prefer volunteers to commit for the duration of the school year if possible.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
As we work within the Public and Catholic school boards all volunteers must have a valid police check which will be provided to the school before volunteering.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
None


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Volunteers are needed in schools for food preparation and service. Some schools are in need of volunteer coordination, or help with financial reporting. The needs of our schools may vary during the school year.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Each site trains their own volunteers on how they prepare food and serve the students. HFFT Program Managers work with volunteers on proper food handling techniques and nutrition guidelines. HFFT also offers CPR training to volunteers several times a year on a first come first served basis.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Volunteers would arrive at a program ready to prepare meals for our students. They must wash and cut fruit and vegetables, set out trays of food and serve food to students by various methods. Volunteers are responsible for cleaning up after the program is done and being respectful of leaving shared spaces neat.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Halton Food for Thought?
HFFT volunteers see every day the importance of feeding children. They get to know the students involved in the programs and see that there is much more to feedng kids than just the food. Our programs are safe places to build social interactions. Our volunteers are rewarded daily with the happy faces of children.


Do you accept high school students?
We do accept high school students if they are willing to commit to a school program for several months and can come to a program before school hours.




Website, Volunteer, Careers and Donations
Halton Food for Thought Website
WWW
Francais
Francais
Volunteering
Volunteer
Careers
Careers
Donate
Donate

News

Photos, Videos and Social Media Networks
Flickr: Halton Food for Thought
Photos

Videos
Twitter:
Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Google+


If you are a Canadian organization seeking volunteers and want to have a profile listed with us, we invite you to fill out our volunteer questionnaire.

If this volunteer profile is your organization's listing, you can update it here. If you have any questions or comments, we can be contacted at volunteer@canadian-universities.net.




Volunteer in Canada by Province


Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

NWT


Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

PEI

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Yukon


Volunteer in Canada by City


Burnaby

Calgary

Charlottetown

Edmonton

Fredericton

Halifax

Hamilton

Kitchener

London

Mississauga
More locations ...

Montreal

Oakville

Ottawa

Regina

Saskatoon

St. John's

Toronto

Vancouver

Victoria

Winnipeg



Volunteer in Canada by Category


Addictions

Adoption

Adult Learning

Advocacy and Human Rights

AIDS

Alzheimer

Animals

Art

Art Centres

Art Councils

Arts and Culture

Autism

Camps

Cancer

Children and Youth

Community Services

Crime Prevention

Crisis Support

Cultural Centres

Dance

Disabled

Disorders

Education and Literacy

Emergency and Safety

Employment and Careers

Environment

Family Services

Family Support

Festival

Film

First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples

Galleries

Health

Health and Medicine

Health Centres

History

Homeless and Housing

Hospice and Palliative Care

Housing

Hunger

Immigrants and Refugees

Independence

International

Justice and Legal

Leadership

LGBT

Libraries

Mental Health

Military

Missions

Museums and Archives

Music

Politics

Poverty

Pregnancy

Religion

Rescue and Adoption

Restorative Justice

Scholarships

Science and Technology

Search and Rescue

Seniors

Sports and Recreation

Theatre

Victim Services

Volunteer Centres

Wildlife

Women


Custom Search


Copyright 2015 - Hecterra Publishing Inc. - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service