National Volunteer Week is here! Brant Food For Thought would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to you, our volunteers.  You donate your time, your talents and your energy to your Student Nutrition Program. We applaud your efforts and know that without you, our programs wouldn’t run.  Your commitment and dedication helps in Feeding Student Success in local schools in Brantford and in the County of Brant.

On behalf of the children and youth we support together, we say, “Cheers to you, our volunteers!” Brant Food For Thought is so grateful to the many administrators, secretaries, teachers, educational assistants, other school personnel, parents and  community volunteers who help make student nutrition programs a reality in their school. During National Volunteer Week, April 16-22, 2023, we celebrate you, the volunteers who dedicate their time to strengthen the fabric of our community.

Volunteering weaves us together.

This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is Volunteering Weaves Us Together. This reveals the importance of volunteering to the strength and vibrancy of our communities through the interconnected actions we take to support one another. These diverse forms of sharing our time, talent and energy strengthen the fabric of our community.

Through volunteering we experience our interconnectedness, making our lives more meaningful. Getting involved in various ways, we find friendship, develop trust, and link our relationships. Threading these connections, we come to belong as we contribute towards the same goals.

Like each individual thread makes weaving stronger, every volunteer’s experience, perspective, and abilities add to our collective resilience. Woven together from coast to coast to coast, volunteering reinforces our ability to grow, thrive, and create change within our community, province, and country.

Knowing our volunteer contributions are valued and meaningful creates a greater sense of purpose and dedication. From helping build a home, cleaning up a park, running a student nutrition program in your community school, or coaching a sports team to cooking for an ill friend, checking in on a neighbour, or helping a stranger cross the street, each action we take impacts our community’s overall wellness, now and for future generations.

During National Volunteer Week 2023, we celebrate the collective impact of Volunteers: through our kindness, generosity, and commitment to volunteering, we weave our lives together.


Brant Food For Thought is offering all our volunteers, a small token of our appreciation–a coffee break gift card, sponsored in part by IG Private Wealth Management Gaudet Group.   Thank you volunteers, for continuing to ensure that children and youth have access to the most nutritious foods during the school day to help them learn and succeed to their full potential. This school year alone, we are projecting that you will have helped prepare and serve over 1.1 million healthy snacks and meals to more than 10,700 students across Brantford and the County of Brant.


And that’s worth celebrating!


So, “Cheers to You”, volunteers.  You are a vital member of the Brant Food For Thought team and we could not have accomplished this without your support, your commitment and your dedication.


Thank you for making a difference!