Eight is Great
– Cameco Recognized for Its Ongoing Support of Student Nutrition Programs in Northumberland –
(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – Their business is to supply fuel for nuclear power plants, but Cameco Corporation is also helping to power student learning in local classrooms.
This year marks the eighth straight year that Cameco has made a donation to Northumberland Food For Thought and its nearly 40 student nutrition programs in the area. Over the past eight years, Cameco has donated $58,000 in total, making it one of the largest contributors to Northumberland Food for Thought.
In 2015, Cameco’s donation will go towards purchasing dairy products, vegetables and fruits used in these programs.
“We are thrilled at Cameco’s ongoing generosity to help support student learning in our schools,” says Susan Greenwood, Community Development Coordinator with Northumberland Food for Thought. “Cameco’s donation is particularly helpful in purchasing nutritious food items that are in high demand in our programs.”
Northumberland Food For Thought (www.northumberlandfoodforthought.ca) is the non-profit initiative that coordinates student nutrition programs in the area. These nutrition programs are based in schools across Northumberland County, with some offering a full sit-down breakfast before school starts, and others consisting of snack bins delivered to each classroom. Each day, these programs provide food to approximately 3,200 students in the area, helping them to learn better in class.
“There is nothing worse than to see a student being distracted in the classroom by an empty stomach,” says Bill Koch, Director of Public and Government Affairs with Cameco Corporation. “By supporting the great work of Northumberland Food For Thought, we want to ensure students have the food they need to succeed in school.”
Cameco supports a variety of programs in Northumberland, as well as dozens of other communities in which it operates. Funds are provided through Cameco’s community investment program, which focuses on: youth, education and literacy, health and wellness, and community development.
For media inquiries, contact:
Susan Greenwood, Community Development Coordinator, Northumberland Food For Thought, (905) 372-7863,
or Bill Koch, Director of Public and Government Affairs, Cameco Corporation, (905) 885-1129, ext. 4017.