Feed Tomorrow: VIP Guests Visit School Nutrition Programs “Student Style”

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TO ALL ASSIGNMENT EDITORS/EDUCATION EDITORS
For Immediate Release

Feed Tomorrow: VIP Guests Visit School Nutrition Programs “Student Style”

TORONTO, October 18, 2017.  As part of the 13th annual feed tomorrow week, hosted by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, VIPs will meet at St. Lawrence Market, board school buses and travel “student-style” to Winchester JSP School and Jesse Ketchum JSP School, to see a breakfast program in action. The school visits will be followed by a reception at the St. Lawrence Market, with food provided by the St. Lawrence Market Merchants.

One out of three children here in Toronto lives in poverty and over 195,000 children and youth rely on breakfast, snack or lunch served at 820 school-based nutrition programs to make it through the day. 

WHAT: Nutrition Program Bus Tour - A group of VIPs will travel on school buses, “student style”, to two public schools where they will see nutrition programs in action. They will meet with community volunteers and children and learn first-hand about the needs these programs address.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - Guests arrive for a light breakfast at the St. Lawrence Market Kitchen.
8:00 a.m. - Bus leaves for Winchester JSPS.
8:30 a.m. - Guests will visit the breakfast program in the lunchroom at Winchester JSPS.  
9:10 a.m. - Cheque presentation by Daniel Germain, Founding President of the Breakfast Club of Canada.
9:45 a.m. - Bus leaves Jesse Ketchum JSPS.
10:35 a.m. - Guests at Jesse Ketchum JSPS learn about the school’s morning meal program. VIPs will accompany students as they deliver meals.
11:30 a.m. - Bus leaves for St. Lawrence Market.
12:00 p.m. - Guests attend reception at St. Lawrence Market Kitchen. (Food provided by the St. Lawrence Market Merchants,)

WHERE: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen, 92 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3
Winchester Junior & Senior Public School, 15 Prospect St, Toronto, ON M4X 1C7
Jesse Ketchum Junior and Senior Public School, 61 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1H4 

The Toronto Foundation for Student Success is an independent registered charity that provides support to Toronto District School Board (TDSB) students. It is dedicated to feeding Toronto’s students, addressing issues of poverty, hunger and poor nutrition, and their effect on education.

Feed tomorrow week. Monday, October 16, 2017 marked the beginning of the 13th annual feed tomorrow week, five days when student volunteers, educators, supporters, politicians and public figures raise awareness and collect pledges to feed Toronto’s hungry children. Feed tomorrow week is hosted by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and proclaimed by the City of Toronto.

Photo ops and interviews with will be available at the event.

 

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