HPCS Breakfast Program
This week Hammonds Plains Consolidated is starting a daily breakfast program to ensure that
all students have an opportunity to start their day with a healthy breakfast. The breakfast
program is available to all students who wish to participate.
Breakfast improves nutritional status and supports healthy living, by providing
approximately 25 percent of daily nutrition needs.
Studies clearly indicate that a healthy breakfast positively affects student performance.
Well-nourished students are ready to learn.
They have more energy and are less distracted by hunger.
Children and youth spend a large part of their day in school, making schools an important
environment to reinforce the connections among nutrition, health and education. The
availability of school breakfast programs increase the probability that students will eat
breakfast and, in turn, improve their learning.
The Provincial Government has provided partial funding to support breakfast programs;
however, we are looking to establish and maintain partnerships within the school and wider
community to ensure program and financial sustainability. We would appreciate your
consideration in contributing to the breakfast program in one of the following ways:
Volunteering to help prepare and serve food
Donating money, it costs approximately $1 per day to feed a child breakfast and Tax receipts can
be provided for donations of $20 or more
Donating food products (A LIST OF SPECIFIC FOOD PRODUCTS WILL BE SENT HOME SOON)
Providing us with a business and/or community contact that could help with volunteer time, inkind
donations or financial assistance
Thank you for considering this request. We look forward to hearing from you.