United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

Summer Eats for Kids Program

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Summer can be the hungriest time of year for children. 

1 in 3 food bank recipients in Windsor-Essex County are children. We know that locally, families rely on school nutrition programs to help feed their children nutritious meals. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many schools to close several times, making the need for food support even greater. Children need healthy food to grow and thrive, and that's why we're committed to ensuring that no child goes hungry in our community. 

United Way's Summer Eats for Kids program provides children and families in Windsor-Essex with nutritious snacks, fruits, and vegetables during the summer months when school nutrition programs are closed. The program also offers books for children and families. 

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Help us fill 4,000 food boxes for children. With your donation, you can improve a child's nutrition, health, and educational success. Full tummies lead to bright minds!



Provides 100 families in Windsor and Essex County with a week's worth of snacks, fresh fruits, and vegetables during the summer months. Operates in six locations in West Windsor, Downtown Windsor, and Leamington.

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Opportunity to distribute food baskets to families at pick-up locations
Digital promotion of your contributions
Invitation to virtual recognition events

Contact Us: 519-259-6164 | info@weareunited.com

Program Locations:

Families with children are invited to pick up a free box of health snacks, fruits, and vegetables at any of the locations below. Registration will take place on-site. All staff and volunteers will be taking appropriate safety measures for COVID-19. 

(July 6 to August 24, 2021)
11 am to 1 pm

(July 8 to August 26, 2021)

11 am to 1 pm
St. James Elementary School West Gate Public School
Catholic Central High School Dougall Avenue Public School
St. Louis Catholic Elementary School, Leamington Begley Public School

Volunteers Wanted:

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our pick-up locations please contact Nate at nlesperance@weareunited.com or call

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

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United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County
300 Giles Boulevard East, Unit A1, Windsor, Ontario N9A 4C4

t: 519-258-0000 | f: 519-258-2346 | info@weareunited.com | Charitable Registration #: 108160334 RR0001