BRECHIN, Friday, October 9, 2020 – In celebration of World Egg Day, the Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) will be visiting Brechin Public School in Simcoe County on Friday October 9th at 10:00 a.m, to present a cheque for $75,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario (SNO). The funds are part of EFO’s $225,000 three-year commitment to Student Nutrition Programs across the Province. Thanks to the commitment of EFO, hungry students across Ontario will have access to eggs-citing meals.
“Ontario’s egg farmers are committed through this partnership to helping students by providing schools funding to purchase eggs or better equipment needed to serve fresh, high-quality Ontario eggs in schools across the province,” said Scott Helps, Egg Farmers of Ontario Chair.
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. The support provided by the Egg Farmers of Ontario is needed now, more than ever.
“Many families are struggling financially because of COVID-19 and, with students back in school, nutrition programs play an important role in ensuring children have access to nutritious food each day,” says Catherine Parsonage, Student Nutrition Ontario Chair. “Egg Farmers of Ontario’s generous donation is helping children who need it most.”
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:
Donna Lange Director of Public Affairs | Egg Farmers of Ontario 905-858-9790 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Lyle Director of Administrative Services | Peterborough Child & Family Centres 705-748-9144 | email@example.com