Quaker, The Grocery Foundation team up to feed kids

11/9/2011

The Quaker brand has teamed up with the Grocery Foundation that will help Breakfast for Learning, a charitable organization, provide the most important meal of the day, as well as snacks, to more than 800 schools across the province this year.

The Quaker brand will provide vouchers for products including Quaker Instant Oatmeal as well as Quaker Chewy granola bars for an Ontario school child nutrition voucher program, that supports breakfast and snack nutrition programs at participating schools.

"This important program with Breakfast for Learning and The Grocery Foundation is a natural fit with our brand philosophy to help ensure that all Canadian kids have the opportunity to start the day right and to be the best they can be at school, especially children who are in need," said Kathryn Matheson, vice-president, marketing Quaker Foods and Pepsi Co Foods Innovation.

The Ontario school nutrition voucher program is administered by Breakfast for Learning.

Each year, the voucher program accepts applications from needy schools with breakfast, snack, and lunch programs who want to participate.

Chosen schools purchase food vouchers at substantially reduced costs enabling them to stretch their budgets and access nutritious foods from Ontario grocers and top Canadian brands like Quaker.

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