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Rural Kids Grant Program

Started in 2012 thanks to a partnership with The Grocery Foundation, The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) launched the Rural Kids Grant Program. This initative is a granting program exclusively available to rural food banks and the children they serve. The Grocery Foundation committed $100,000 each year, from 2012-2014 to support this initiative, allowing the OAFB to provide additional support to food banks and their children's programs in rural communities. Across Ontario, this program has impacted and made a difference in the lives of over 18,000 children every single month. What an incredible impact!

In 2015, we were thankful to bring on our board our new partner in the Rural Kids Grant Program, The RBC Foundation, to help ensure the Rural Kids Program could continue in Ontario. We cannot thank The RBC Foundation enough for their support of the Rural Kids Grant Program! 

The RBC Foundation is one of Canada’s largest corporate donors, with a tradition of philanthropy dating back to 1891. They are privileged to be able to support causes that matter to their clients and communities, and not just those causes that serve their direct interests. They support community prosperity in five ways:

 Donations to registered charities as gifts, without expectation of economic return;

 Community investments, such as gifts in kind (including philanthropic activities other than charitable donations);

 Sponsorships that align with our brand and business goals, and/or that deliver social, environmental or economic benefit;

 Volunteer efforts of employees and retirees;

 Financial products and services that generate social and environmental benefits as well as financial return\

To learn more about the RBC Foundation click here.

If you are interested in supporting the Rural Kids Grant Program, please contact Carolyn Stewart, Manager - Operations & Finance - or 416-656-4100 x 2935


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