Nourishing Bodies, Empowering Minds

Students Daily
Food Provided
$ 1 K

Supporting Breakfast Lunch and Snack programs across the District

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation (NLSF) supports students daily with its Food4Schools initiative by providing food for school meals programs.

Food4Schools has created a food depot to allow us to access donated food, bulk purchase, sort, store and deliver to schools across the District.  We work directly with all schools to help them provide healthy meals and snacks to vulnerable students.  Programs may include breakfast, lunch and/or snacks.

NLSF provides support to almost 2,100 students who participate in school meals programs.

We rely on the strength of community!  We need your help now more than ever. 

With heartfelt gratitude we thank all our program supporters including numerous individuals, service groups, businesses and community partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Who does Food4Schools support? How?

Food4Schools supports current students in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public School who participate in school meals programs.  Schools receive a weekly grocery delivery to use in their breakfast, lunch and snack programs for students.

How do we access/register for Food4Schools?

Please contact your child’s school directly to let them know your child would like to participate in their school meals programs.

What about summer?

Currently, Food4Schools is offered during the school year.

What is in a hamper?

Free school meals programs vary by school and may include breakfast, lunch, snack, sit down, or grab & go options.  Food4Schools provides weekly deliveries of groceries to each school based on the their needs and the number of students requiring support.  In this way, we ensure access to all students.

I am a community member or business, how can I support the program?

All donations ($20 and over will receive a tax receipt) are greatly appreciated and allow us to bulk purchase, shop case lot and stretch our food dollars. Want to host a fundraiser? Volunteer?  Please contact us at  250-753-4074