Coalition for Healthy School Food: School Food COVID-19 Responses

Featured Food, Food Security

Like organizations across Canada, many members of the Coalition for Healthy School Food are working hard to address the rising concerns around children’s lack of access to healthy food in the midst of COVID-19. Members have been busy redirecting their efforts and funds to address the interruption in school food programs brought on by widespread school closures.

See the Coalition for Health School Food’s list of media articles about the innovative work of organizations who are helping to feed the children who normally rely on a school food program. 

See map to navigate the school food movement response across the country – click on the various markers to read the media articles in each province and territory. (updated weekly)

*See how momentum is building across Canada and in Saskatchewan for a national school food program. For more information on collective advocacy, research and pilot projects on promoting school food in Saskatchewan, contact Dana Folkerson, Executive director, REACH or Rachel Engler-Stringer, Saskatchewan Coalition Steering Committee member.

    How to use this resource:

    • Explore how organizations across Canada are helping to feed children who normally rely on a school food program.
    • Explore the innovative programs and partnerships that are being implemented locally in Saskatchewan.
    • Initiate discussion on what we could do with sustained federal funding to support all children and youth to access healthy food at school.
    • Advocate for a federal investment in a Universal Healthy School Food Program to support the health, well-being and education of all Canadian children.