Because NO child should have to go without

Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario Inc.

Registered Charity #82522 7648 RR0001

Ron Faulkner
Director

Alex Vourkoutiotis
Chair & Co-Founder


Nick Genovese
Secretary

Kelli Strong
Director


VALUES

We believe: Everyone is treated equally, without prejudice or judgement. All qualifying families are offered assistance

VISION

We envision a community where all families  have viable access to the essential items needed for their children.

mission

To prevent hunger in children and lower health risks by providing free Infant and children's essentials to families in need.

our board

While clutching my arm, in tears, a young mother explains that she has been adding extra water to her baby's bottles to try and make her infant formula stretch until payday. She tells me she doesn't "need" the diapers I am offering, says she can do without diapers but is desperate for Formula as she can not do without feeding her baby. 


That was the moment, when I handed her the formula and diapers, that I vowed to stop at nothing until no mother would be forced to choose. That no child would have to go without. 

our History

2011 -  Raven van Bommel provides diapers and formula to a family in need for the first time, her life changes forever and her mission to ensure no child goes without begins.


2012 - Offering supplies out of her home, Raven reaches out to families in need and an informal non-profit organization is born.


2013 - Essential Aid and Family Services of Ontario Inc. incorporates as a non-profit charitable organization and opens the doors to the Infant Food Bank in downtown Hamilton.


2014 - Essential Aid becomes a Registered Charity and, with the incredible efforts of dedicated volunteers, continues to grow to reach out to hundreds of children each month.


2015- Continuing on it's path of exponential growth, Essential Aid's volunteer team reaches over 20 members and distributes over 50,000 diapers during the year. 




   

RAVEN VAN BOMMEL 

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Our founder