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No more pencils,
no more books…

No more breakfast,
no more lunch?

For most kids, the last day of school marks the beginning of fun summer days filled with sunshine, laughter and friends. For others, it means the end of the critical in-school meal programs that keep their growing bodies healthy & strong.

That’s why we created After the Bell.

Help Deliver 100,000 Healthy Food Packs to Children in Need

Summer’s supposed to be a time when kids learn to dive at the community pool, or soar to the sky on the swings at the local playground. But that’s really hard to do when you’re hungry. You can help change that!

In 2018, we were able to deliver 69,000 healthy food packs to food banks across Canada to distribute to high-need communities. This was possible thanks to our forward-thinking corporate partners, who not only provided food and funds but also 300+ volunteers for our packing day event.

This year, we’re determined to deliver 100,000 packs, each containing healthy, kid-friendly foods of healthy food choices — and we’re looking for your help to get us there.

Did you know?

Over 300,000 children in Canada struggle to get food each month.

Ways to Engage

Financial Support

We’re looking for partners to help deliver 100,000 packs this summer.

Corporate Food Donations

We are looking for your company's healthy foods and beverages to add to our packs.

Build a Corporate Team

We are looking for 1,000 volunteers to help us reach our goal of delivering 100,000 healthy food packs.

What's in a pack?

Each pack contains child-friendly, nutritious foods. The packs are assembled at our packing day event with shelf-stable items such as hummus, crackers, cereal and applesauce. The packs are then sent to the local food bank who uses grant money to supplement the food packs with perishable items such as apples, sugar snap peas, cheese, and yogurt.

"This was the first year I've had the good fortune to participate in distributing After the Bell food packs and seeing the impact being made in our Windsor-Essex community. Seeing the looks on the faces of so many grateful children is something I'll never forget"

– Laura Lemmon, The Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor

Proud Partners

Participating Food Banks

Essex County Food Bank | Essex County | ON
Simcoe Caring Cupboard | Simcoe | ON
Chatham Outreach for Hunger | Chatham | ON
Regina Food Bank | Regina | SK
Friends in Need Food Bank | Maple Ridge | BC
Inn of the Good Shepherd | Sarnia | ON
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre | Saskatoon | SK
Battlefords Food Bank | Battlefords | SK
Melville and District Food Bank | Melville | SK
Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc | Windsor | ON
Sidney Lions Food Bank | Sidney | BC
Edmonton Food Bank | Edmonton | AB
Okotoks Food Bank | Okotoks | AB
Moose Jaw and District Food Bank | Moose Jaw | SK
Moisson Lanaudiere | Joliette | QC
Whitehorse Food Bank | Whitehorse | YK
Central Okanagan Food Bank | Kelowna | BC
Chestemere Food Bank | Chestemere | AB
FEED Nova Scotia | Halifax | NS
Door of Hope Meadow Lake | Meadow Lake | SK
Moisson Mitis | Mont-Joli | QC
Moisson Quebec | Quebec | QC
Prince Albert Food Bank | Prince Albert | SK
Salvation Army Prince George | Prince George | BC
Helping Hand Tillsonburg | Tillsonburg | ON
Moisson Rimouski-Neigette | Rimouski | QC
New Brunswick Association of Food Banks | Moncton | NB
St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank | St. Thomas | ON
Leamington Salvation Army | Leamington | ON
Manitoba Association of Food Banks | Winnipeg | MB
Essex County Food Bank | Essex County | ON
Simcoe Caring Cupboard | Simcoe | ON
Chatham Outreach for Hunger | Chatham | ON
Regina Food Bank | Regina | SK
Friends in Need Food Bank | Maple Ridge | BC
Inn of the Good Shepherd | Sarnia | ON
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre | Saskatoon | SK
Battlefords Food Bank | Battlefords | SK
Melville and District Food Bank | Melville | SK
Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc | Windsor | ON
Sidney Lions Food Bank | Sidney | BC
Edmonton Food Bank | Edmonton | AB
Okotoks Food Bank | Okotoks | AB
Moose Jaw and District Food Bank | Moose Jaw | SK
Moisson Lanaudiere | Joliette | QC
Whitehorse Food Bank | Whitehorse | YK
Central Okanagan Food Bank | Kelowna | BC
Chestemere Food Bank | Chestemere | AB
FEED Nova Scotia | Halifax | NS
Door of Hope Meadow Lake | Meadow Lake | SK
Moisson Mitis | Mont-Joli | QC
Moisson Quebec | Quebec | QC
Prince Albert Food Bank | Prince Albert | SK
Salvation Army Prince George | Prince George | BC
Helping Hand Tillsonburg | Tillsonburg | ON
Moisson Rimouski-Neigette | Rimouski | QC
New Brunswick Association of Food Banks | Moncton | NB
St. Thomas Elgin Food Bank | St. Thomas | ON
Leamington Salvation Army | Leamington | ON
Manitoba Association of Food Banks | Winnipeg | MB

After the Bell Journey

  • 2015

    700 food packs

    Saskatchewan Pilot

  • 2016

    13,000 food packs

    10 communities

    145 corporate volunteers

  • 2017

    29,000 food packs

    13 communities

    200 corporate volunteers

  • 2018

    69,000 food packs

    30 communities

    300 corporate volunteers

  • 2019

    100,000 food packs

    50 communities

    1000 volunteers

2015

700 food packs

Saskatchewan Pilot

2016

13,000 food packs

10 communities

145 corporate volunteers

2017

29,000 food packs

13 communities

200 corporate volunteers

2018

69,000 food packs

30 communities

300 corporate volunteers

2019

100,000 food packs

50 communities

1000 volunteers

Contact Us

Contact us to find out more about how you can help keep little tummies full all summer long.

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