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Why Your

support is needed

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services provides base funding to all programs annually through the Lead Agency of Central East Ontario, The Peterborough Child & Family Centres. However schools rely on community support to fill in the remaining gaps. By supporting local student nutrition programs, through donations and volunteering, you are investing in the children and youth in our community and are providing strength and sustainability to these important programs.


Our Local Food Initiative connects Student Nutrition Programs with local farmers, prioritizing farms within 100km of CKL, with the goal of increasing the amount of fresh, healthy, nutritious food available in the programs. We believe in the importance of supporting our local farmers and incorporating locally-grown food in the programs as much as possible, while educating our students about the benefits of eating locally-grown food, where food comes from, and the importance of healthy eating.


Your support is needed to help enhance and expand this amazing initiative. Buying local allows us to stretch our dollars further and make a positive impact on the programs!

How to DonatE

Financial support from community members, local businesses, and service clubs is essential to the success of the programs. One hundred percent of your donation will directly impact the students in our community.


To make a donation to student nutrition programs within the City of Kawartha Lakes, please make cheques payable to:

“HKPR District health Unit”
MEMO: “CKL School Nutrition/Food For Kids”


Please send your donation to the following address:

Food For Kids City of Kawartha Lakes                   
c/o HKPR District Health Unit
200 Rose Glen Rd, Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Attn: Kimberly Leadbeater

Online Donation:

You can donate online here.

Online donations are used by Food For Kids to assist Student Nutrition Programs in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  All donations are made through Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. The Health Unit provides Food For Kids with in-kind accounting services.  To ensure your donation goes to the right program please select CKL Food For Kids under “Apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity”.

Note: (A 4% administration fee is deducted by CanadaHelps from each donation. For further details please see:


To make a donation to a specific school, please indicate which school we should direct your donation to or contact the school directly.


The HKPR District Health Unit provides administrative services to Food For Kids CKL at no cost. The Health Unit will be pleased to provide you with an income tax receipt for your generous donation.

Become a



Positive, dependable volunteers are needed to assist schools throughout City of Kawartha Lakes with their nutrition programs.  We greatly appreciate the efforts of those who take time to volunteer with a student nutrition program by shopping for groceries, preparing food, or serving meals, and showing children and youth that their communities care.  Every school in City of Kawartha Lakes has a nutrition program and could use your help, even for an hour or so every few weeks.

If you would like to volunteer in a school nutrition program, please contact a school in your community or contact us.

Thank you  Community SupporterS!


Student nutrition programs engage many people in local communities by working closely with organizations and individuals in the communities. Thank you to all our volunteers and community supporters for your generous contributions and dedication to these important programs! Because of your efforts, thousands of children and youth benefit daily from the healthy food provided to them at school through student nutrition programs. Without your support, student nutrition programs would not be possible! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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