DuPont Pioneer is pleased to announce that as part of its Full Belly! Full Mind! initiative that supports nutrition and breakfast programs across Canada, $10,000 has been donated to the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation.
The grant will be used by the foundation to fund numerous local student nutrition programs in southeastern Ontario through three community partnerships; the Food for Thought program in Lanark County, the Food Sharing Project in Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington counties, and the Food for Learning program in Hastings and Prince Edward counties. Jeff Harrison, Pioneer sales representative, endorsed the grant.
"Good nutrition means higher energy and more focus during school, both of which are important for success," says Lance Gibson, DuPont Pioneer account manager. "We are very happy to support a program that has such a meaningful impact on the lives of so many children."
"Student nutrition programs are important because research shows children who receive regular, healthy meals and snacks are more alert, healthier, cooperative and disciplined at school," says Maribeth deSnoo, executive director at the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation. "The donation from DuPont Pioneer will have a very positive impact on the lives of thousands of children across southeastern Ontario."
Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.
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