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Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington receives grant from DuPont Pioneer

GUELPH - DuPont Pioneer recently announced that, as part of its Full Belly, Full Mind initiative that supports nutrition and breakfast programs across Canada, $2,000 has been donated to the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.

The grant will be specifically used to fund the Food and Friends program at Elora Public School, Laurelwoods Public School and Minto Clifford Public School.

These three programs collectively feed 720 students.

“Rural schools are faced with logistics challenges when purchasing food for their nutrition programs,” said Anita Macfarlane, community program director, Food and Friends, at Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.

“The donation from DuPont Pioneer will help these rural programs take advantage of a new food delivery service, assist with food costs, and enable schools to maximize the days programs can run.”

DuPont Pioneer account manager Jim Coffey said, “Good nutrition is important for all students to focus in the classroom.

“We are happy to support the great work rural schools are doing to ensuring their students have access to good nutrition.”

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees.

Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer sales representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle.

September 8, 2017

 
 

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