Canadian Food For Children is a registered charity with the Canadian government. Our goal is to feed the poor. All donations collected go towards feeding the poorest of the poor in developing countries throughout the world. Each dollar that you donate can provide 20 nutritious meals. Virtually all work for at the charity is undertaken by volunteers.
Joan and Andrew Simone - Founders
Joan and Andrew Simone started working with Blessed Mother Teresa in 1980. In 1981, Mother Teresa requested that they send food to the poor in Tanzania and Ethiopia where people were suffering from malnutrition due to severe drought. Food could not be purchased there and therefore the food they sent was a tremendous blessing. With the approval of Mother Teresa, CFFC became an official charity in 1985 and presently sends food to 18-22 developing countries throughout the world. The teachings of Jesus in the Gospels and their Catholic faith inspire them to do this work.
Dr. Andrew Simone
Dr. Andrew Simone is a Harvard educated Toronto dermatologist. He presently runs a walk-in dermatology clinic in the city as well as directs Canadian Food For Children and Silent Children's Mission charities. He is a member of the Order of Canada and has received the Papal Cross and Doctorate of Sacred Letters among many other awards. He is also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.
Joan Simone co-founded Canadian Food For Children and Silent Children's Mission with her husband Andrew. She ran a household, raised 13 children and fostered many other children at the same time. She presently acts as treasurer for both charities. She is a member of the Order of Canada and received the Papal Cross and Doctorate of Sacred Letters among many other awards. She is also a member of the Secular Franciscan Order.
Shari Fazekas is a teacher in Windsor, Ontario. She was one of the original founders of Canadian Food For Children who later retired from CFFC to care for her aging parents
Canadian Food For Children Volunteers
There are hundreds of volunteers that contribute their time to the work of Canadian Food For Children. Activities include collecting and sorting donated items, packing items into the containers, unloading donated items such as split peas, office work, talks and supervising the youth at the warehouse.