October 6, 2015 – Donations Make a Difference to Local Student Nutrition Programs
Minute Maid staff was on hand this morning at St. John Catholic Elementary school serving food to students at the breakfast program. The special event recognized Minute Maid, who has been supplying our local breakfast programs in Peterborough and County with free, 100% orange juice, since 1996.
“Minute Maid’s ongoing generous donation of juice contributes cost savings to 34 of our local schools.” said Angela Fuchs, Student Nutrition Program Coordinator with Food for Kids Peterborough and County. School breakfast programs are invited to pick-up a free case of orange juice every month. “Donations of food and supplies allow programs to spend their precious funding dollars on healthy foods like cheese, fruits and vegetables.”
Minute Maid is one of over 120 generous businesses, grocers, organizations, schools, and community groups and members who support Food for Kids programs with financial and in-kind donations. Student breakfast programs invite all students to access healthy food, which allow them to attend school well-nourished and ready to learn. In the 2014-2015 school year, 17, 638 students enjoyed almost 2.4 million meals locally through local breakfast programs. Food for Kids is grateful to all who donate food, funding, supplies, space and volunteer time to make our programs a success!
Programs are partially funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, and Breakfast for Learning through the Peterborough Family Resource Centre, as well as from generous donations from the community. To make a donation, visit our website www.pcchu.ca/ffk.
For further information, please contact:
Luisa Magalhaes, MHSc, RD Angela Fuchs
Public Health Nutritionist Student Nutrition Program Coordinator
Peterborough County-City Health Unit Food For Kids Peterborough and County
705-743-1000, ext. 233 firstname.lastname@example.org