James W. Hill Public School

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Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) is proud to partner with Food for Life (FFL) to provide Halton Elementary and Secondary students, universal access to nutritious, perishable, and non-perishable food to fuel their learning.

Together we have built an inclusive and safe plan to meet student needs, whether they learn from home or in person, during these ever changing and challenging times.

  • Weekly HFFT Healthy Student Snack Bags will consist of a minimum of 3 nutritious snacks per student per school day e.g. (5 fruit, 5 cheese, 5 granola bars)

  • Using Food for Life's current distribution system we will provide weekly snack bag deliveries to FFL designated priority neighborhoods across Halton. Community pick-up stations will be set up for families to access these snack bags.

  • To reach students outside of these designated neighbourhoods, we also have several strategically placed community pickup locations across Halton to ensure ease of access.

  • The list of available community pickup locations will expand as we continue to identify appropriate distribution partners and community need. See page 2/3 of HFFT Healthy Student Snack Bag FAQ for a list of current pick up locations . Note: As per chart headlines on page 2 - Families can pick-up snack bags at whichever location is most convenient for them. Registration is not required.

HFFT Healthy Student Snack Bags support student success whether they learn from home or in person. These are our students, and they deserve our support, now more than ever!

Together we #FeedTheirFuture!

HFFT Healthy Student Snack Bag Program FAQ


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Our School is named after James Wesley Hill:

The Underground Railroad secretly transported fugitive slaves from the southern United States across the border to freedom in Canada. From 1820 to 1865, thousands of African-American slaves escaped into Canada. Although Oakville was a small terminus for the Underground Railroad, hundreds of African-Americans came to this area, including Maryland-born James Wesley Hill, also known as 'Canada Jim'. After crossing the border in a packing box,

Hill settled on a farm in Oakville. He helped many slaves who followed by giving them work on his strawberry farm, helping make Oakville the one-time strawberry industry capital of Canada. Hill became an agent for the Underground Railroad, returning to the United States several times over the next few years and leading an estimated 700-800 African Americans back to Oakville. He became known as 'Canada Jim' for his escapades. Hill built a house which still stands today at 457 Maple Grove Dr. Hill's memory is honoured in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Articles on James W. Hill

      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUxbLywOpw

      2. http://images.oakville.halinet.on.ca/117/Exhibit/9999822

      3. https://www.insidehalton.com/opinion-story/7158005-oakville-beaver-editorial-black-heritage/

      4. https://oakvillenews.org/the-underground-railroad-oakville/

      5. PDF Download: http://www.buildingstories.co/getDocument.php?D=bheritagesup&F=754771229_528b6d16e88648.35112815

      6. https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/2975932-new-school-names-pay-homage-to-oakville-s-history/

      7. https://www.tvo.org/article/ontarians-should-know-more-about-the-black-history-of-oakville?amp&__twitter_impression=true