Isthmus is the only national charity to provide food on the weekends for Canadian children living in poverty. 


Our Mission

Isthmus is a Canadian charity that provides food for hungry students during the weekends. While many students are supported by school lunch programs, Isthmus is one of the only programs in the country to provide students with reliable access to food that bridges the food security gap they experience over the weekends.

“As a school community, we cannot thank you enough for your generosity. The program has helped so many families and we are so grateful!”
— Staff and Students of a Program School, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

What We've Achieved

  • Improved test scores
  • Elevated reading skills
  • Improved health and nutrition
  • Higher attendance rates on program days
  • Positive influence on student behavior