Nine is Fine
– Cameco Recognized for Its ‘Ongoing and Outstanding’ Support of Student Nutrition Programs
(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – The people who oversee school nutrition programs in Northumberland County have plenty of reasons to smile today.
For the ninth straight year, Cameco Corporation is providing financial support to Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT), the non-profit partnership that coordinates the 47 student nutrition programs in Northumberland. This year, Cameco’s donation will be used for the bulk purchase of cheese, fruits and vegetables for local nutrition programs.
Cameco has donated a cumulative total of $68,000 to NFFT.
“Cameco continues to astound us with its ongoing and outstanding support for local school nutrition programs, which help ensure students are well-nourished and have the food they need to learn and succeed in school,” says Beth Kolisnyk, the Community Development Coordinator with Northumberland Food For Thought.
Cameco’s business is to supply fuel for nuclear power plants. As the largest industrial employer in Northumberland County, Cameco supports many programs and services in the community. Funds like those provided to NFFT come through Cameco’s community investment program, which focuses on: youth, education and literacy, health and wellness, and community development.
Northumberland Food For Thought does great work in the community to help fuel student learning in the classroom,” says Nicole Emanuel, Cameco’s Director of Public and Government Affairs. “Cameco is very pleased to be continuing its support of their very worthwhile cause.”
In Northumberland, student nutrition programs are based in schools across the region, with some offering a full sit-down breakfast before school starts, and others consisting of snack bins delivered to each classroom. These programs are free and voluntary, and provide food to thousands of students every day in Northumberland. Local student nutrition programs also receive financial support from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services through its lead local agency, the Peterborough Family Resource Centre.
To support or find out more about NFFT and local school nutrition programs, call (905) 372-5071 or visit www.northumberlandfoodforthought.ca.
published in Local News for Northumberland County –Classic rock 107.9FM/ My FM in Brighton