Thousands of at-risk students in Scarborough will now enjoy a healthy breakfast, thanks to a former Toronto student and his family.

Global financier and President of The Hadden Family Foundation Glenn Hadden visited Cedar Drive Junior Public School to present a cheque of $600,000 to the Toronto Foundation of Student Success (TFSS), the independent charitable foundation of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) on Friday, November 23 2012. The funds are being directed to Feeding Hungry Minds, an initiative being introduced by The Hadden Family Foundation to support Student Nutrition Programs for hungry children in Scarborough.

Glenn Hadden is Head of Global Interest Rates Products at Morgan Stanley in New York. Through the The Hadden Family Foundation, the Toronto native is one of the leading advocates for youth education and development issues in Canada’s urban at-risk communities. The TFSS supports over 600 nutrition programs that feed over 147,000 children in Toronto each school day.

“Good nutrition is critical for learning,” said Hadden. “Studies overwhelmingly show that properly nourished children have better overall performance in the classroom and hence a greater opportunity to succeed. We are proud to partner with TFSS to support and promote educational success for Toronto’s students.”

The Toronto Foundation for Student Success is extremely grateful to The Hadden Family Foundation and Glenn Hadden. Their support will help ensure that over 12,000 Scarborough students receive a nutritious breakfast every school day.

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