That’s what student nutrition programs in Northumberland County are all about.
Hi! My name is Beth Kolisnyk and I am the Community Development Coordinator for Northumberland Food for Thought.
Last year close to 6000 students in Northumberland County benefited from a breakfast, lunch, or snack program at school. These programs are open to all and promote healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
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By coming together with a common goal... we can make sure that students in Northumberland County receive the food they need to be ready to learn.
All donations are made through Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. The Health Unit provides NFFT with in-kind accounting services. All donations are used by NFFT to assist Northumberland County Student Nutrition Programs.
Local ATV riders have kicked their fundraising efforts into high gear by helping ensure students have the fuel they need to learn in school.
Members of the Northumberland District ATV Riders Club (www.northumberlandatvriders.com) recently donated $1,650 to support Northumberland Food For Thought.
The money was raised at the club’s annual spring ride fundraiser. Thanks to a matching donation from Cameco Corporation, the total donation from the ATV Riders Club will be $3,300.
“We love our community and want to give back to it,” says Mike Ainsworth, president of the Northumberland ATV Riders Club. “Supporting student learning in Northumberland is something our club members can really get behind, which they have demonstrated the past few years in their fundraising efforts.”
Over the past several years, the ATV Riders Club has raised nearly $18,000 to support the work of Northumberland Food for Thought, the non-profit partnership that co-ordinates school nutrition programs in Northumberland County.
“The local ATV Riders Club is to be applauded for its ongoing commitment to help support student learning in Northumberland schools. We also appreciate the generosity of Cameco in matching the original donation,” says Beth Kolisnyk, community development co-ordinator with Northumberland Food For Thought.
She added: “Nourishing young minds pays off in student success, and this latest donation will help ensure students in Northumberland County are well-fed and ready to learn.”