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Breakfast Club of Canada Invests In Breakfast Programs

Pictured above (L to R): Shelley Callander, VP Jean Vanier Catholic Elementary School; Liz Lymburner, EA; Nancy Waldschmidt, Community Development Coordinator, Brant Food For Thought; Deb Noonan, EA; Julie Phee, EA; Chloe Costa, Breakfast Club of Canada; and Dan Pace, Principal, Jean Vanier CES. Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) a national charity supporting [...]

By |2019-11-15T15:33:49-05:00November 15th, 2019|BFFT News, Events, Press Release|Comments Off on Breakfast Club of Canada Invests In Breakfast Programs

FirstOntario Credit Union Invests In Local Student Nutrition Programs

Pictured above (back row L to R): Shelley McIntyre, Regional Director, FirstOntario Credit Union; Sherron Birkett, Board President, Brant Food For Thought; Judy Maidment, Volunteer Development Coordinator, Brant Food For Thought; Michèle Oriente, Secretary at Ecole Ste. Marguerite-Bourgeoys, and Gisèle Budgell, Program Director, Brant Food For Thought. (2 front rows) Students at Ecole Ste. [...]

By |2019-11-06T14:53:52-05:00November 6th, 2019|BFFT News, Events, Press Release|Comments Off on FirstOntario Credit Union Invests In Local Student Nutrition Programs

Thank you Brantford For All The Smiles!

There were plenty of smiles in Brantford during this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign. The simple act of buying a chocolate chunk cookie lovingly decorated with blue eyes and a cheerful pink smile raised $97,234.95 for Brant Food For Thought and Strong Start Charitable Organization as part of a record breaking national campaign. [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:01:46-04:00October 30th, 2019|BFFT News, Events, Press Release|Comments Off on Thank you Brantford For All The Smiles!

An Evening To Honour

Brant Food For Thought hosted a surprise “Evening To Honour” Sherron Birkett and Neil Chopp, two longstanding volunteer Board members, for twenty plus years of service to the organization and universal student nutrition programs.  A special thank you to our event sponsors for their generosity:  IG Private Wealth Management Gaudet Group, West Brant Window World, [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:27:13-04:00October 23rd, 2019|BFFT News, Events|Comments Off on An Evening To Honour

Braemar House Annual “Thanks-For-Giving” Food Drive

Pictured above (L to R): Judy Maidment, Volunteer Development Coordinator, Brant Food For Thought; Kristin Pass, Executive Director, Braemar House School. Braemar House School held their Annual "Thanks-For-Giving" Food Drive in support of Brant Food For Thought and student nutrition programs.  On behalf of the students we support, thank you Braemar students and [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:32:49-04:00October 23rd, 2019|BFFT News|Comments Off on Braemar House Annual “Thanks-For-Giving” Food Drive

Get A Smile. Give A Smile. Make A Difference.

      $1 from every #SmileCookie purchase will support our charities. Download Smile Cookie Bulk Pre-Order Form 2019 To volunteer, click on the SignUp logo below! Thank you for your support!        

By |2019-09-10T13:42:39-04:00September 6th, 2019|BFFT News, Events, Press Release|Comments Off on Get A Smile. Give A Smile. Make A Difference.

Back To School – Back To Nutrition

Back To School—Back To Nutrition The school year will be in full swing before we know it and students need more than just new school supplies to make the grade this year.  We all know that a nutritious breakfast helps to start the day off right and fuel students’ minds for optimal learning during the [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:46:52-04:00August 14th, 2019|BFFT News|Comments Off on Back To School – Back To Nutrition

School Nutrition Initiatives 2018-2019

Brant Food For Thought developed three initiatives to support existing universal student nutrition programs in accessing the most nutritious foods possible, such as whole fruits and vegetables and white milk.  The initiatives are:  School Fresh Produce Box, White Milk Program and the Fresh Apples Programs.  These healthy foods are delivered directly to a school to [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:09:16-04:00July 16th, 2019|BFFT News|Comments Off on School Nutrition Initiatives 2018-2019

Celebrating Our Volunteers – 2018 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Our volunteers give from the heart all school-year long.  And on May 28, Brant Food For Thought showed their appreciation with an evening of fun, friendship, inspiration and celebration.  To view our Facebook gallery of photos, click here.

By |2019-06-25T14:52:27-04:00June 25th, 2019|BFFT News, Events|Comments Off on Celebrating Our Volunteers – 2018 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Scottish Canadian Outreach Team Supports Student Nutrition

Pictured above (L to R):  Back row:  John Girodat, Gisèle Budgell, Program Director and Sherron Birkett, President of Brant Food For Thought, Pat Lenz and Erin Hope; Front row:  Harley and sister Devon Korstaje, Junior Highland Dancers, that performed at the Burns Supper, raising $2,165 in support of Brant Food For Thought and student nutrition [...]

By |2019-05-17T17:01:51-04:00May 17th, 2019|BFFT News|Comments Off on Scottish Canadian Outreach Team Supports Student Nutrition