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UGDSB fundraises for nutrition programs through Live Free

March 1, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – School communities across the Upper Grand are fundraising for school nutrition programs this week at part of the Live Free campaign.

According to the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington website, “Every day, many children in our community live without basic necessitates that many of us take for granted.” With this knowledge in mind, the goal of the Live Free campaign is to combat hunger by raising awareness and money for food programs in our communities.

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Minto-Clifford PS

Many UGDSB schools celebrated Live Free in their own special ways, and the UGDSB and Live Free hosted three official 2019 celebratory breakfasts.

On February 27, Minto-Clifford Public School welcomed parents/guardians, students, staff and community members to the school for a celebratory fundraising breakfast. More than 450 students attended, along with their families. Also in attendance were community members including Minto Fire Department representatives and Trustee Robin Ross. The event was sponsored by Ontario Student Nutrition Services and saw over $1,300 raised for the schools snack program.

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Minto-Clifford PS

On February 28, Westside Secondary School hosted their Live Free breakfast at the school. The event included entertainment from students and a healthy breakfast served by community members like first responders and UGDSB Trustee Gail Campbell.

Westwood Public School hosted their Live Free breakfast on March 1, with many school community members volunteering to serve up breakfast, including UGDSB Chair Linda Busuttil, MP for Guelph Lloyd Longfield, members of the Guelph Police, and members of the Food and Friends program.

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