FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 14th, 2022
St. Catharines, Friday, October 14th, 2022 – To celebrate World Egg Day, Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) will be visiting DSBN Academy in St. Catharines on Friday October 14th at 7:30 a.m. EFO will be presenting a cheque for $75,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario (SNO): the final installment of their $225,000 three-year commitment to Student Nutrition Programs across the Province. Thanks to EFO’s generous support, hungry students across Ontario will have access to nourishing meals this school year.
“As egg farmers, we understand the importance of nutritious food and its impact on student success,” said EFO Chair Scott Helps. “We recognize that support for Student Nutrition Programs is more important than ever to ensure Ontario students have the means to access healthy, high-quality food.”
Food costs are rising, and many families are struggling to keep food on the table. Each school day, around one-million children in Ontario, age 3 to 18, access nourishing food through Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs). As SNPs face rising program costs, as well as heightened need, EFO’s support has a big impact and helps keep hungry tummies fed.
“One in six households are struggling with food insecurity in Ontario.”, says Catherine Parsonage, Student Nutrition Ontario Chair. “Thousands of hungry children across Ontario rely on Student Nutrition Programs each school day. Support from great partners like Egg Farmers of Ontario helps ensure children have access to nourishing food, no matter the circumstances.”
About Egg Farmers of Ontario: Egg Farmers of Ontario is a non-profit organization that represents the over 500 egg and pullet farm families across Ontario. It is an independent, self-governing organization funded entirely by egg and pullet farmers.
About Student Nutrition Ontario: Student Nutrition Ontario exists to nourish students across the province. We are a network of 14 not-for-profits that support over 1,000,000 students aged 3-18, who receive healthy meals at school. We support their success by offering nutritious foods; teaching healthy eating habits and building supportive communities. We believe that every child deserves equal opportunity and must begin their day nourished – a foundation for success. With the support of 39 community partners, and over 56,000 dedicated volunteers, we are addressing student hunger in Ontario.
For additional information contact:
Communications Team Lead | Egg Farmers of Ontario
905-858-9791 ext. 258 | email@example.com
Manager, Regional Student Nutrition Program| Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 519-587-2441 Ext. 408