Inspiring strong, resilient kids in body and mind
Feeding Young Minds Initiative
In response to the growing food security issues in Toronto, TPL is now providing regular healthy food options at three select branches during child and youth-focused programs, giving kids the fuel they need to succeed. For children, food insecurity is associated with delays in emotional, cognitive and motor development, higher levels of hyperactivity, inattention and poor memory, and higher rates of chronic illness.
We are grateful to the Moez and Marissa Kassam Foundation, Lead Supporters of Toronto Public Library’s new Feeding Young Minds initiative.
Moez and Marissa Kassam are deeply committed to realizing an equitable world where everyone has access to opportunities and no one is left behind. With a particular focus on children and immigrant and diverse communities, Moez and Marissa are especially concerned about the lack of food security among families in Toronto, and the impact on children’s ability to thrive. We’re excited to partner with them.
TPL branches participating in the Feeding Young Minds pilot project:
“By helping kids establish healthy eating habits early in life, we will support their development and help them achieve their dreams.”
Adam van Koeverden
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health