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2012 Change Challenge Winner

Aug 14, 2014

Food4Kids, a Hamilton-based initiative operating as a pilot project out of three schools in the city, was named the winner of the Change Challenge - a contest sponsored by The Spectator's children's charity, SpecKids Unlimited.

The organization - which seeks to provide children living in poverty between the ages of 5 and 14 with enough healthy food to last them through the weekend - will receive a grant of $25,000 to put toward expanding its program into more schools.

The program supports 65 children, but that number will more than double with the added funds.

"Needless to say, we are absolutely thrilled, " said Lena Bassford, chair of Food4Kids' board of directors. "The funds will allow us to involve another 75 kids with weekly healthy backpacks of food for another school year."

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