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EGG FARMERS OF ONTARIO COMMIT $75,000 TO HELP NOURISH CHILDREN IN STUDENT NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Guelph – 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.”

Source : Egg Farmers of Ontario

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