OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - More Canadian children will have access to a balanced breakfast before
school thanks to a new partnership between Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC)
and Breakfast Club of Canada.
In Canada, one out of seven children goes to school on an empty stomach1. As part of its commitment to social responsibility, EFC has partnered
with one of the country's major nutritional programs, Breakfast Club of
Canada, which provides thousands of breakfasts to children every day.
"As farmers, we take our responsibility toward our community very
seriously. Through this partnership, more children across the country
will have access to a healthy start," said Peter Clarke, Chair of Egg
Farmers of Canada. "Every child deserves a complete breakfast before
attending school and we are very proud to be partnering with Breakfast
Club of Canada for such a great cause."
Last year, the Conference Board of Canada reported that 30% of Canadian
elementary and 60% of secondary students go to school undernourished2, a statistic Breakfast Club of Canada hope to see decline.
"We welcome Egg Farmers of Canada with open arms. We are proud to have
Egg Farmers as a new member of our prestigious list of national
partners, said Daniel Germain, President-founder of Breakfast Club of
Canada. Your involvement and your support allow us to meet the
everyday challenge of providing a full and nourishing meal to over
130,000 children. This is a priceless contribution because breakfast is
the first bite to success!"
Egg Farmers of Canada sponsors and supports many causes that matter to
their farmers and Canadians. This new partnership is rooted in their
promise to promote healthy living in Canadian communities. Eggs are a
natural, fresh food that provide high quality protein and 14 important
nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron and folate and help keep
children healthy and active.
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides
funding, equipment, food, training and services to school breakfast
programs across Canada. We are dedicated to making sure that students
start their day with a nutritious breakfast in a stimulating
About Egg Farmers of Canada
Now in its fourth decade as one of Canada's leading agriculture
organizations, Egg Farmers of Canada manages the national egg supply
and promotes egg consumption while representing the interests of
regulated egg producers from coast to coast. For more information visit
1 2013 Report Card on Child and Family poverty in Canada, "Canada's Real
Economic Action Plan Begins with Poverty Eradication", Familly Service Toronto, 2013, 21 pages.
2 Jessica Edge, Alison Howard, "Enough for All: Household Food Security
in Canada", The Conference Board of Canada, August 2013, 57 pages.
Image with caption: "As part of its commitment to social responsibility, EFC has partnered with one of the country's major nutritional programs, Breakfast Club of Canada, which provides thousands of breakfasts to children every day. (CNW Group/Egg Farmers of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140204_C7191_PHOTO_EN_36179.jpg
SOURCE: Egg Farmers of Canada
For further information:
Public Affairs Officer, Egg Farmers of Canada
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