Students to enjoy healthy breakfast options thanks to USW Local 2251

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Mike DaPrat, President of USW Local 2251, presents a cheque for $12,500 to ADSB Director Lucia Reece. The funds will go to ADSB’s Student Nutrition Program

Algoma District School Board (ADSB) Chair Jennifer Sarlo along with Director of Education
Lucia Reece accepted a generous donation from United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2251 at
the October 26th Regular Board meeting.


In a socially distanced presentation at the Board meeting, Mike Da Prat, President of USW
Local 2251, and Debbie Logan donated $12,500 to the ADSB Student Nutrition Program to
support schools locally and throughout the district for the 2021/2022 school year. To date,

ADSB Director Lucia Reece (l) and Chair Jennifer Sarlo (r) accept a donation from Mike Da Prat, President of USW Local 2251.

USW Local 2251 has donated $69,500 to Algoma District School Boards Student Nutrition
and Breakfast Programs.

Food programs offer schoolage children and youth nutritious options, typically at breakfast
and/or as snacks at different times during the day.


The donation from USW will go a long way to support the purchase of fresh fruit, milk, yogurt, cereals and other healthy options which are much needed by some students who arrive at school without breakfast or snacks for the day. Now more than ever, food programs are important for children and youth in our schools and with enhanced safety measures for the delivery of food to students, these programs continue and are being utilized by students in almost all ADSB elementary and secondary schools.


Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance
and discipline problems, and their ability to learn is enhanced.


ADSB Chair Jennifer Sarlo thanked Mike, Debbie and the USW on behalf of the Board and
shared that the donation will have a positive impact on a very present need in schools
throughout the district.

 

 

 

 

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