Our Vision: No child needs to go to the classroom hungry

Our Goal: The Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program offers a nutritious breakfast, lunch or snack, to all students in need with no barriers or discrimination.

Our 450 volunteers work diligently to provide a nutritious meal, to improve the learning capacity, health, and well-being of over 3500 children and youth in our community.

The program provides an ideal environment for kids to learn about nutrition, social skills, and manners.

One of the basic needs of children is good nutrition. Healthy foods help them to learn and be successful at school.

The key for children is breakfast. Children who have not had breakfast for whatever reason, (working parents, early or long bus ride, finances, etc) find it difficult to make the most of their educational opportunities.

You can help by:

  • Hosting/coordinating a program
  • Assisting on a committee
  • Volunteering at a program
  • Providing food, supplies or financial donations


The Ministry of Child and Youth Services has provided guidelines for all Student Nutrition Programs to follow.  They can be found here.

Additionally, all Student Nutrition Programs in Chatham-Kent must also follow the School Food and Beverage Policy.  A new resource incorporating these two guidelines together will be available shortly and will be posted as soon as they are available.

Current Schools

A. A. Wright
Blenheim District H. S.
Chatham-Kent S. S.
Christ the King
D. A. Gordon
Dresden Area
Ecole St. Catherine
Ecole St. Francis
Ecole St. Marie
Ecole St. Philippe
Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court
George P. Vanier
Good Shepherd
Gregory Drive
H. W. Burgess
Harwich Raleigh
Holy Family
Indian Creek Road
And P.O.W.E.R.
John McGregor S. S.
John N. Given
Lambton Kent C. S.
King George VI
McNaughton Avenue
Merlin Area
Monsignor Uyen

Naahii Ridge
Ridgetown D. H. S.
Queen Elizabeth II
School Within a College
St. Agnes
St. Anne
St. Elizabeth
St. Joseph, Chatham
St. Joseph, Tilbury
St. Michael, Ridgetown
St. Ursula
St. Vincent
Step Forward Alternative Ed.
Thamesville Area
Tilbury Area
Tilbury District H. S.
Ursuline College (The Pines)
Victoria Park Alternative Ed.
Victor Lauriston
Wallaceburg District S. S.
Wheatley Area
Winston Churchill
W. J. Baird


Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Breakfast for Learning
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
Conseil Scolaire de District des Écoles Catholiques du Sud-ouest
Lambton Kent District School Board
Ontario Student Nutrition Program
St. Clair Catholic District School Board
United Way of Chatham Kent

Contact information

435 Grand Ave. West, P.O. Box 1136
Chatham, Ontario N7M 5L8
Phone: 519.352.7270