In recognition of the generous donation of $25,000 by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, the Alberta Chapter of Breakfast for Learning hosted a Cheque Presentation Ceremony at the ABC Head Start program located at Weinlos School on November 17, 2010.
Founded in 1992, Breakfast for Learning (BFL) is the leading national non-profit organization solely dedicated to child nutrition programs in Canada. As the nation’s lead advocate for quality nutrition in schools, Breakfast for Learning champions a community development model that brings together public, private, and volunteer sectors to provide nutritious food in community-centered programs, as well as nutrition education for program participants and the general public.
During the 2009-2010 school year, the Alberta Chapter of BFL supported 239 nutrition programs and helped to feed 25,620 children.
“Helping children and youth achieve their full potential is a priority of our foundation,” said Natalie Minckler, Executive Director of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. “We understand the importance of child nutrition programming and want to help ensure that children in Alberta attend school well-nourished and ready to learn.”
Since 2006, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has invested $125,000 in the Alberta Chapter of Breakfast for Learning.
“The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has been a generous supporter of Breakfast for Learning, and on behalf of the Alberta Chapter and the children who participate in nutrition programs, we thank you for this tremendous gift,” said Ardyth Garrison, Chapter Chair.