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Food for Learning needs your support!

The significant rise in food costs is affecting families and also Food for Learning programs in Hastings and Prince Edward counties. Your support will hep ensure all students have access to daily student nutrition programs.  

  • Studies show that hungry students cannot be fully engaged in their learning. When students eat better, they learn better.
  • When children receive the nourishment they need to grow and thrive, they have better interactions with their peers and they are able to focus and concentrate.
  • Food for Learning programs affect the emotional and physical health of children and youth who access food daily. 
  • Even though the food at schools is free for students, it still comes with a price for schools.
  • More families are relying  on Food for Learning programs to stretch their home grocery budgets, meaning more students are accessing food at school.
  • Food for Learning programs are slowly returning to a pre-pandemic food delivery model, where food is prepared at the school and students eat their meals and snacks together, family style to foster a sense of belonging at school.

Thank you for your contributions!

*Please note that we may use up to 10% of funds raised to support administrative and operational costs (for example postage or office supplies).

Donate Online

The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation receives online donations, securely through Canada Helps. To support local student nutrition programs, please select Food for Learning from the FUND drop down menu.

Your online donation can be one-time or recurring using a credit card or PayPal.

Donate by Phone

To make your donation by phone please call 613-966-1170, ext. 62232 

Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) between 8:30am-4:30pm

Donate by Mail

Please make your cheque payable to “The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation” and mail to:

Food for Learning
c/o The Learning Foundation
156 Ann Street
Belleville, ON K8N 3L3

* Please include a note indicating that you would like to designate your donation to Food for Learning.

Pre-Authorized Debit

A monthly contribution, through a pre-authorized debit plan, is an easy and meaningful way to support Food for Learning’s student nutrition programs.

A tax receipt for your total contributions, within a calendar year, will be provided annually in December.

Please download and complete the form below and send to

Payroll Deduction (HPEDSB Employees Only)

Employees of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board can easily support the student nutrition program at a specific school through payroll deductions.

Please complete a payroll deduction form and your contribution will automatically be deducted from your pay, and reflected annually on your T4.

Please download and complete the form below and send to

Note: This option is only available to employees of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

More Ways To Support

There are other ways to support Food for Learning, such as organizing a fundraiser, a gift-in-kind, planned giving or memorial gifts.

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