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Giant Tiger Stores Limited Supports the Ottawa School Breakfast Program with a donation of $17,500!

November 29, 2012 / School Breakfast Program

Ottawa, ON, November 29, 2012 – Giant Tiger Wellington Street Store owner Mr. John Ferguson and the Giant Tiger Mascot presented the Ottawa School Breakfast Program [OSBP] - a program of the Ottawa Network for Education [ONFE] - with a cheque for $17,500. The cheque presentation took place at the École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne, one of the 148 Ottawa schools supported by the OSBP.

Since 2004, Giant Tiger has supported children in our community through the OSBP by providing funding for over 100,000 healthy breakfasts – contributing to student learning and success. Giant Tiger’s continued support will provide over 17,000 nutritious breakfasts to Ottawa children this school year!

“We are proud to continue our support of the Ottawa School Breakfast Program,” said Greg Farrell, President and Chief Operating Officer of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. “Giant Tiger strongly believes in the importance of supporting children in our community with the proper nutrition to feed their bodies and minds so they can learn and grow”.  

Through no fault of their own, many children and youth in Ottawa arrive at school hungry each day. The Ottawa School Breakfast Program strives to ensure that every child in our community has access to a healthy breakfast in a safe environment and that all children are given an equal opportunity to succeed at school. 

“I see the difference this program makes every day here at our school,” said Jean-François Boulanger, Principal, École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Anne. “Children start their day off with the nutrition that they may not be getting at home; when they have a healthy breakfast they are able to focus and participate in active learning for long-term success.”

“With the increased cost of food – especially nutritious food – and the current economic climate with so many local job losses, we are serving more children than ever before. We’re grateful to Giant Tiger for their continued support,” said, Carolyn Hunter, Director of Programs at Ottawa Network for Education.

11,300 students in 148 schools participate in the Ottawa School Breakfast Program every school day. ONFE has been delivering the OSBP since 1990, in partnership with Ottawa’s four local school boards and the generous support of donors and funders.

Donations to the Ottawa School Breakfast Program can be made by contacting Carolyn Hunter at chunter@onfe-rope.ca or 613-366-3085 extension 254 or online at www.onfe-rope.ca

 

For information about the Ottawa School Breakfast Program, contact:

Carolyn Hunter, Director of Programs

Ottawa Network for Education

chunter@onfe-rope.ca 

613-327-1851

 

About the Ottawa Network for Education:

The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) facilitates dialogue and action to support public education in our community – from Kindergarten to PhD. In partnership with local school boards, colleges, universities and other stakeholders, ONFE develops and implements initiatives that leverage community resources to support student success. ONFE has played a lead role in developing over forty innovative education programs since its inception in 1985.

For information about the Ottawa Network for Education, contact:

Kathy McKinlay, President and CEO,

Ottawa Network for Education

kmckinlay@onfe-rope.ca 

613-366-3085 x258