School Food Financing and Fundraising – March 26 Knowledge Sharing Event

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Posted: March 6, 2024

Categories: Events / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / School Food News / Schools / Webinars

Carrie Van Wynsberghe, Child Nutrition Network of Haldimand Norfolk REACH, sharing information on our June 2023 school food financing and fundraising event

Join experienced school food program providers from across Ontario for this knowledge-sharing event hosted by the Ontario Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food (chaired by Sustain Ontario). This event will be our second school food financing webinar (see the recording of our June 2023 event here).

When: Tuesday, March 26th from 11 – 12pm EST

Register here

The event will start with an update about provincial and national school food progress. Next we will hear from our three panelists:

  • Ulla Knowles – former student nutrition program manager with FoodShare Toronto
    • Ulla will tell us about how she and others helped get the City of Toronto to invest in school food programs, and what made their advocacy successful. The City of Toronto is the largest municipal contributor to school food in Canada (over $18M as of Budget 2024).
  • Kellie Brace – Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation
    • Kellie will speak to their new 50/50 fundraiser to support their regional SNPs, as well as how their Feed the Meter campaign works and was established in partnership with their local municipality. She will also share information about the student nutrition programs they run in their region.
  • Chris Peacock – The Sharing Place Food Centre in Orillia
    • Chris will tell us about their organization’s fundraising model, including strategies such as relationship building, media and donor outreach, taking a big picture approach to storytelling to help make the case for support, and what kinds of grants they target. He will also speak to their recent Smile Cookie campaign.

We will then open the webinar up for Q&A and discussions. Webinar participants will be welcome to share their approaches to financing & fundraising school food to add insights and ideas to the discussion.

Register here