North Peace Secondary granted $1,000 for pantry program

The North Peace Secondary School has received $1,000 in support of its pantry program.

Corteva Agriscience announced the donation Tuesday, February 12 to offset the program's food costs and support training and workshops.

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The NPSS pantry program provides snacks to more than 1,300 students between 14 and 19 years old, along with education about local food security.

“Statistically speaking, more than 30 per cent of the students in our region live in extreme poverty conditions,” NPSS teacher Melissa Paakkonen said in a news release.

“That’s why our main goal with the Pantry Program is to give our students both access to food and the knowledge to help provide their own food security."

The funding is part of Corteva's Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow program, a grant program supporting farm education, farm safety, and food security for youth in rural communities across Canada.

“We know that all students perform at their best when they are not hampered by hunger or thinking about where their next meal is going to come from,” said Wayne Hock, territory manager.

“We’re proud to support nutrition programs and food security initiatives that have a positive impact on a student’s ability to learn.” 

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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