Food4Kids is a collaborative effort between Squamish Helping Hands Society, Parent Advisory Councils and local schools. In the past 12 months, 47,880 school breakfasts and lunches were distributed to 7 schools throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Each instructional day, SHHS staff and volunteers prepare enough breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children in need. The food is separated into boxes and picked up by volunteers from each school and made available to children throughout the day.

Food4Kids provides a low barrier option for children who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to nutritious food. Providing daily nutrition to school children enables them to concentrate and increases their ability to learn, creating better learning outcomes and better classroom environments.

There is no cost to the parents or the schools to deliver this program.


“The school lunch program provided by The Helping Hands Society has been instrumental in helping my students. Many students in my class access this program, especially with the rising cost of food. Having access to this food allows them to regulate their bodies and brains to help them learn. I am grateful that we have this program in our school.” Kathleen Wick, Teacher, Aya7ayulh Chet (Cultural Journeys)

“The lunch provided by Helping Hands is essential for our school. Many of our students rely heavily on the food provided to sustain them throughout the day. Without this program we would have many students who may not have something to eat during their time at school. Both our staff and our students are very grateful for Helping Hands and the lunch that they provide.” Laura Pender, Teacher, St’a7mes School


In addition to the invaluable contributions all of our volunteers make, we’d like to acknowledge the generous support from our program funders:

  • School District #48
  • Whistler Blackcomb Foundation
  • Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Rotary Club of Squamish

We couldn’t do this important work without you!