Quaker contributes to school breakfast program
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Quaker partners with The Grocery Foundation to support childhood nutrition
Mississauga, Ont. – PepsiCo Foods Canada’s Quaker brand has partnered with The Grocery Foundation to help bring breakfast and snacks to more than 800 Ontario schools.
Under the partnership, Quaker will provide vouchers for products such as Quaker Instant Oatmeal and Quaker Chewy granola bars to Breakfast for Learning, a charitable organization that administers the Ontario school nutrition voucher program. The organization offers food vouchers to needy schools with breakfast, lunch and snack programs at substantially reduced costs, allowing them to stretch their food budgets while accessing nutritious foods from Canadian brands.
“Breakfast for Learning relies on the generosity of supporters like The Grocery Foundation and its members like Quaker to operate,” says Breakfast for Learning president and CEO Wendy Wong. “The financial support and in-kind support mean more children in the province of Ontario can be provided with healthy, nutritious food, enabling them to function better and achieve greater success in school.”
The Grocery Foundation is an Ontario not-for-profit grocery industry organization that focuses on the health and wellbeing of children.
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