Snacks n' Sneakers program in St. Catharines/Thorold will help kids in need


While we await plans from the Ontario government on how school will resume in September, Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold is gearing up to make sure they are ready.

The Community Care Snacks n' Sneakers program, in partnership with Canadian Tire Bank, hands out a backpack with school supplies, healthy snacks and a pair of brand-new sneakers to students in need.

CEO of Community Care of St. Catharines & Thorold Betty-Lou Souter says whether kids go back to school physically or online, they need supplies to learn.

This year the handout will happen August 20-21 & August 24-28.

To apply for the program, Community Care asks parents/guardians to call their office at 905-685-1349 (St. Catharines) or 905-227-9240 (Thorold) to book your child(ren)’s appointment(s).

All appointments will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so Community Care encourages interested parents/guardians to call today.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Pick up dates will be August 20-21 & August 24-28
  • Please have your children’s current shoe size ready when you call.
  • When you call, we will work with you to make sure your file is up to date.
  • If you are not currently a client, you can still call and discuss the steps to get you registered.

Community Care is hoping people will consider monetary donations to support the program.

A donation of $25 will help one child in our community return to school on the right foot, $50 will help two children, $100 will help four children.

Click here to donate.