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Why Do We Serve?

"When a child’s stomach is empty everything else is secondary. Before developing a thirst for knowledge and hunger for learning one must first satisfy the body’s own thirst and hunger."

Romeo LeBlanc, former Governor General of Canada

Research shows that nutrition has a direct impact on a student's ability to learn and perform in school.

Welcome to Food For Kids City of Kawartha Lakes!

Meet the

Food For Kids

Steering Committee

Food For Kids CKL is governed by a Steering Committee with representatives from local school boards and community partnerships. The Steering Committee Members are:

  • Kimberly Leadbeater, Chair
    Registered Dietitian, HKPR District Health Unit

  • Megan Curran
    School Nutrition Program Coordinator

  • Heather Kirby

       General Manager, Kawartha Lakes Food Source

  • Deb Tompkins
    Boys & Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes

  • Debbie Harrison
    Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington
    Catholic District School Board

  • Erin Jenkins


  • Deb McInerney

  • Trillium Lakelands District School Board Trustee  

New members are always welcome!

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Geographic Boundaries



Food For Kids City of Kawartha Lakes encompasses all communities in and around the City of Kawartha Lakes. Our boundaries stretch as far North as Coboconk, West to Woodville, South to Bethany, and the East to Pigeon Lake between Omemee and Bobcaygeon.

Every school in the City of Kawartha Lakes has a student nutrition program, which includes 32 schools in Trillium Lakelands District School Boards, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes.

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