Rural Kids Program

Supported by the Bayer Fund, the Rural Kids Program provides rural food banks in Ontario with funding to support the children they serve.

Proudly supported since 2018 by:

About the Program

Many food banks use this funding to grow existing programs, such as a local breakfast club or meal program, or to create new programs for children in the community, like a drop-in centre or kids cooking classes. All programs provide fresh, healthy food choices in a warm and welcoming environment – just for kids!

To date, Feed Ontario’s Rural Kids Grant program has provided over $450,000 to food banks in rural communities across the province, benefiting as many as 18,000 kids every month throughout the school year.

Supporting the Program

To find out more about how you can support the Rural Kids Grant program, please contact

Rachel Dixon, Manager, Partner & Foundation Partnerships or 416-656-4100 x2937

2018 Recipients

Agape Centre, Cornwall
Chatham Outreach For Hunger
Community Care West Niagara, Beamsville
Community Food Share, Winchester
East Wellington Community Services, Erin
Food With Grace Waterdown Food Bank
Golden Town Outreach, Meaford
Grimsby Benevolent Fund

Helping Hand Food Bank, Tillsonburg
House of Lazarus, Mountain
Lanark County Food Bank, Carleton Place
Manitoulin Family Resources, Mindemoya
Minden Food Bank
North Frontenac Food Bank, Sharbot Lake
Operation Harvest Sharing, Brockville
Orangeville Food Bank

Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre, Port Colborne
R.O.L.L. Aid Centre Food Bank, Seeley’s Bay
South Grenville Food Bank, Prescott
Southern Frontenac Community Services, Sydenham
Stratford House of Blessing
The Sharing Place Food Bank, Orillia
The Table Community Food Centre, Perth
West Lincoln Community Care, Smithville