An isthmus is a piece of land which connects two parts. At Isthmus, the charity, we connect hungry children with food to eat on weekends when they would otherwise go hungry.
While there are numerous feeding programs for children during school hours, Isthmus fills the gaps between Friday and Monday.
Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty. That requires an education. It is impossible to learn when you are hungry.
Children are particularly vulnerable to conditions of poverty. In Canada, approximately 1.3 million children are food insecure, which is 1 out of every 5 children.
We feed more than 450,000 meals to roughly 2,500 kids across Canada every year. However, there are many more that still go hungry. With your help, we take care of the urgent need of Canadian children to be fed so that they can learn and grow.
Our program has been shown to improve children’s test scores, reading skills, health and attendance, as well as showing a positive influence on students’ behaviour.
Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy for hungry children.