Food4Kids TEAM

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Working together to distribute close to 1,000 healthy food packages to over 100 schools in Halton.

meet the team

Gayle Kabbash

Interim Executive Director

Gayle’s passion in food security started as a volunteer in Burlington when she developed a student nutrition program at her daughters school in 1997.  During her 26 years working with not-for-profits she has developed strong skills in community development and revenue generation. In 2009 she was one of the founders of the Halton Food Council working on improving the food system through their motto Learn, Engage, Act.

She is also a Paul Harris Fellow recipient in recognition for her charity work feeding children. All of her varied experience has paved the way to Food4Kids where she feels she is at home doing the best for our community. She believes everyone should have access to healthy foods. Especially our most vulnerable – Our Children.

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Jeannie Bugiardini

Program Coordinator

Jeannie has over 10 years volunteer experience running a successful breakfast program at the elementary school level. She understands the need for student nutrition and has a strong belief that kids need healthy food choices. Jeannie looks forward to working with the community to provide Halton students delicious food for the weekends and summer months!

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Eva Podoski

Program Coordinator

Eva’s organizational skills are a key asset as Program Coordinator for Halton Hills. Providing healthy food packages for children ages 4-14, because no child should go hungry over the weekend.

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Stacey Halliday

Program, Community Relations & Food Procurement Manager

Stacey’s focus is to ensure families in need are helped in a timely and respectful manner, underscoring her belief that access to food is key to both health and happiness. Bringing a can-do attitude, super organizational skills, and scads of energy, Stacey is thrilled to be on team F4K.

Wajma Weera

Administrative Assistant and Social Media Coordinator

Wajma has several years of experience working in the non-profit sector with a focus on Early Childhood Development. She is passionate about making a positive impact in her community by fostering meaningful relationships with those around her. She has a great love for children and understands the importance of nutrition and how that can impact the development of a young mind. Wajma believes that through love and compassion, we can change the world, one step at a time. “Be who you needed when you were a child”.

Board of


Terri-Lynn Puckerin – Chair
Tara Dunn –  Past Chair
Doug Lounsbury - Director

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