Food for Learning’s Feed the Meter campaign successful again this year.

Cheque presentations:

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Belleville City Hall

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2018
Time:9:00 am
Location: Quinte West City Hall

Event Details

Food for Learning’s Feed the Meter campaign will make a difference for kids again this year.  Funds were collected through downtown parking meters throughout the month of December and next week, Mayor Christopher and Mayor Harrison will reveal the amounts collected in their communities with cheque presentations to Food for Learning.

Student nutrition programs are available in most schools in Hastings and Prince Edward counties and they will be rewarded with a financial boost to their programs as a result of the Feed the Meter campaign.  The proceeds raised will be used to purchase nutritious food and supplies for the breakfast, lunch and snacks programs throughout Belleville and Quinte West.  Last school year alone, Food for Learning programs provided 1,076,531 meals and snacks to 12,823 students through local student nutrition programs! And these programs benefit not only the children who participate, but their families, friends and teachers as well.  “Our programs give all students access to healthy meals and snacks while at school.  We want to ensure that all students are engaged in their learning, have positive social interactions with their peers and have the opportunity to develop lifelong healthy eating habits.  Student nutrition programs can help with all of these things.” says Vicky Struthers, Community Development Coordinator for Food for Learning.

Prince Edward County also participated in the Feed the Meter campaign, however, the campaign in downtown Picton has been extended until March 1, 2018.  Visitors to downtown Picton are encouraged to support Prince Edward county schools by feeding the new pay and display machines.

A sincere thank you is extended to all members of the community who helped raise these funds by putting their change in the parking meters.  As well, the Feed the Meter campaign would not have been possible without the support of the campaign sponsors.  Special thank you to Mayors and Councils, DBIAs, Starboard Communications 95.5 Hits FM & Cool 100.1, Market High Advertising, and The Greek Banquet Hall for supporting the campaign in all three participating communities.

In addition, the following sponsors provided support:
Belleville: Adecco Employment Services, Whitley Insurance, Fresh Co, Vision Transportation, Kellogg’s, Paulo’s Restaurant, Studio 237, Wilkinson & Co., and East Hill Health Centre
Quinte West: Adecco Employment Services, HAI Precision Waterjet, Kellogg’s, Tomasso’s Restaurant, and Wilkinson & Co.
Prince Edward County: Picton Rotary Club, Kellogg’s, Prinzen Ford and Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture


Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation
(613)966-1170, ext. 2205

Kellie Brace, Food for Learning Coordinator
(613) 966-1170, ext. 2232

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