Here are some organizations across Canada that will give your kids valuable experience helping high-needs communities access nutritious food.
Volunteer your family at a monthly community meal, or find out how to help the organization meet its goal of expanding across Canada. KCTC also orchestrates events such as birthday parties for those looking to add meaning to their gatherings. Kidscooktocare.com
Kids ages 8 to 17 come together in this initiative from the people behind the wonderful Soup Sisters nonprofit, which operates coast to coast. With Souper Kids, young people learn healthy eating and cooking skills while making soup from scratch for peers in crisis. soupsisters.org/soupsiblings.php
Toddlers, teens, parents, and grandparents alike team up to help this hunger-fighting charity to sort groceries, bag bulk foods, and pack meal kids for clients. Spend time as a family while showing kids the fun and satisfaction of helping others. winnipegharvest.org/family-nights/
You are your teens (16+) can help set up for and serve a free, healthy brunch to up to 50 community members in need at this monthly event. carlingtonchaplaincy.com
When school is out for a professional development day, kids are welcomed in to help clients find what they need in the food bank. parkerstreet.org