Egg Farmers of Ontario Commit $75,000 to help Nourish Children in Student Nutrition Programs

This article was posted by sbrien@getcrac… on October 8th, 2021

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Guelph, Friday, October 8, 2021 – To celebrate World Egg Day,  Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) will be visiting St. John Bosco Secondary School in Guelph on Friday October 8th at 12:15 p.m. EFO will be presenting a cheque for $75,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario (SNO): the second installment of their $225,000 three-year commitment to Student Nutrition Programs across the Province. Hungry students across Ontario will have access to nourishing meals, thanks to EFO’s support.

“Ontario’s egg farmers understand the importance of a nutritious meal and how that impacts learning in and out of the classroom.” said EFO Chair Scott Helps. “We continue to recognize the value of supporting children through programs like Student Nutrition Ontario and remain committed to this ongoing partnership.”

Before schools closed mid-March 2020, around one-million children in Ontario, age 3 to 18, relied on Student Nutrition Programs to get through the school day. During COVID-19 the need has only grown. With students back in the classroom, the support provided by the Egg Farmers of Ontario is needed now, more than ever.

“Thousands of hungry children across Ontario rely on Student Nutrition Programs each school day", says Catherine Parsonage, Student Nutrition Ontario Chair. "With food costs rising and many parents without jobs, now, more than ever, we rely on great partners like Egg Farmers of Ontario to help nourish our children.”

About Egg Farmers of Ontario: Egg Farmers of Ontario is a non-profit organization that represents the over 500 egg and pullet farm families across Ontario.  It is an independent, self-governing organization funded entirely by egg and pullet farmers.

About Student Nutrition Ontario: Student Nutrition Ontario exists to nourish students across the province. We are a network of 14 not-for-profits that support over 1,000,000 students aged 3-18, who receive healthy meals at school. We support their success by offering nutritious foods; teaching healthy eating habits and building supportive communities. We believe that every child deserves equal opportunity and must begin their day nourished – a foundation for success. With the support of 39 community partners, and over 56,000 dedicated volunteers, we are addressing student hunger in Ontario.

For additional information contact:

Donna Lange     
Public Affairs Manager | Egg Farmers of Ontario
905-858-9790 | dlange@getcracking.ca

Teen Steeves
Food & Logistics Specialist | YMCA of Three Rivers
Teen.steeves@ytr.ymca.ca | 519-504-3109