The Child’s Nutrition Network
The Child’s Nutrition Network (presented by Barbie Ernst) was the successful recipient of $16,400 on May 9. Other presentations included Nature Calling Environmental Education Program presented by Maria Kinkel and Delhi Community Health Centre presented by Lauren Harrington.
The money raised for The Child Nutrition Network will go towards supporting many schools in Norfolk Country and their in-school nutrition programs. Volunteers prepare breakfasts, lunches and snacks for thousands of children up to 5 days a week based on need. Some of the food is donated but in order to balance the nutritional requirements, some food needs to be purchased. They often source this food, at significantly reduced prices, through organizations such as the Norfolk Fruit Growers Association. It costs $114 to support one student for one school year.
It’s often taken for granted that all our local children have access to regular, nutritious meals and snacks. Unfortunately, this is not the case. This donation will contribute significantly to our Norfolk children.