Funders & Donors

We Couldn't Do It Without Them!

The Food For Thought Committee would like to express its sincere appreciation to our many funders and donors. Through their generosity our school nutrition programs are able to provide much more than 2,500 nutritious meals and snacks every school day.

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services provides monetary support for school program food grants, partnership administrative expense and compensation for a part-time partnership coordinator. Occasionally, funding is provided for equipment/infrastructure.

The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation Logo 

The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation (HPELF) is the Lead Agency for the South East Region of Ontario. The Foundation is responsible for maintaining a province wide standard for program delivery, providing local communities with a framework to assist in meeting the nutrition needs of children and youth and to distribute the provincial funding. This is done through three Community Partnership Committees: Food for Learning in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties, The Food Sharing Project in Kingston, Lennox & Addington and Frontenac Counties and Food For Thought in Lanark County. The learn more, visit

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Student Nutrition Ontario (SNO) is a made up representatives from 14 Lead Agencies who administer provincial grant funds. These 14 Lead Agencies in turn, represent regions in the province and work with over 39 Community Partnerships across the province. Student Nutrition Ontario supports a dedicated community that enables students to eat, learn and succeed. To learn more, visit

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The Grocery Foundation helps us in many ways. Funding for food and funding for equipment. Toonies for Tummies generates bonus funding for several schools because 100% of proceeds from Toonies remain in the community where they’re donated. The Grocery Foundation offers a School Voucher Program, which results in huge cost savings for specific products. To learn more, visit

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity Logo

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity (PCCC) believes nothing will create better conditions for success than feeding and nourishing our kids and is proud to commit $150 million over the next decade to deliver on this belief by tacking childhood hunger and delivering nutrition education to children across Canada. PCCC will help to feed more than 500,000 children, ensuring they attend school well nourished, so they’re ready to learn, helping them have the best success in life. The Charity has been fighting childhood hunger since 2008. To learn more, visit

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Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) launched in 2005, building on their success and experience of the Quebec Breakfast Club. BCC has supported programs in Lanark County since 2010. To learn more, visit

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The County of Lanark has awarded funding to support Food For Thought nutrition programs since 2011.

Empty Bowls Perth Logo

Empty Bowls Perth More than 9,500 handmade pottery bowls have been exchanged for donations since the project began in 2002. Donations from the sale of the beautiful distinctive bowls support local organizations that are dedicated to reducing hunger. Bowls filled with delicious soup donated by Perth restaurants are available in front of the Riverguild Fine Crafts store at Perth’s Festival of the Maples. Foodsmiths also hosts an annual Empty Bowls fundraising event. Bowls are usually available year-round at the Riverguild. From 2003 to 2017, Food For Thought has received $54,225 from Empty Bowls Perth. To learn more, visit

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RBC Royal Bank Charity Golf Classic The inaugural Charity Golf Classic was held in 2013 and concluded with the 2016 tournament. Collectively, the four annual tournaments raised a stupendous $68,000! We shall remain forever grateful to the remarkable RBC employee’s for their efforts and enthusiasm.

The Smiths Falls Fire Association & 4 Degrees Brewing Company organized the successful 5th Annual Golf Tournament raising a tremendous $15,000! Thank you so very much to the individuals that planned this fun event, to the many generous sponsors, to the volunteers, and to everyone who golfed in 2017.

Retired Teachers of Ontario – Lanark District #29 Every year since our inception, the RTO has made a kind donation to support school programs.

In-Kind Donors

  • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
  • Upper Canada District School Board
  • Egg Farmers of Canada
  • Egg Farmers of Ontario

Many schools receive in-kind donations and financial support from businesses, service clubs, faith groups and organizations in their community.

Each year various organizations choose Food For Thought as their Charity of Choice.

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"I don't have to worry about a grumbling stomach, which helps me concentrate better on my school work."

- Grade 8 Student

"Breakfast at school gives me a place to hang out without bullies."

- Grade 9 Student

"I eat before I come to school but I like that our breakfast program gives my classmate's energy."

- Grade 7 Student

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Funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and administered regionally by The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation.