Cameco Recognized for Its Ongoing Support of Student Nutrition Programs in Northumberland

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As one of the largest industrial employers in Northumberland County, Cameco supports many programs and services in the community. Recently, Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT) benefited from the company’s generous spirit of giving back. Cameco made a $4,500.00 donation to NFFT through their community sponsorship program, which focuses on: youth, education and literacy, health and wellness, and community development. The funds will go to help local schools purchase more healthy foods for their programs.

Cameco has been a long-time supporter of Northumberland Food For Thought, providing thousands of dollars in donations over the years. “We are truly grateful to have the ongoing support of corporations like Cameco that so generously give back to their community. Their support helps to ensure students are well-nourished and have the food they need to learn and succeed in school,” says Beth Kolisnyk, the Community Development Coordinator with Northumberland Food For Thought.

“A full stomach means that students can focus on their learning, instead of their hunger,” said Dale Clark, vice-president of Cameco’s Fuel Services Division. “The great work of Northumberland Food For Thought helps to make a positive difference to students and we are proud to support this important work.”

NFFT is the non-profit partnership that supports Student Nutrition Programs at schools across the region. These programs are free and voluntary, providing food to thousands of students in the area every day. “Research shows that Student Nutrition Programs can help support student academic success by removing a major obstacle to learning—hunger,” adds Kimberly Leadbeater, Registered Dietitian with HKPR District Health Unit and Chair for Northumberland Food For Thought.

Along with the support of residents, businesses and organizations, local Student Nutrition Programs also receive financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services through its lead local agency, the Peterborough Child and Family Centres. For more information or to support/volunteer with Northumberland Food For Thought, visit

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