Brant Food For Thought held their annual Kick Start meeting in September with student nutrition coordinators and school administrators. During this meeting we were able to surprise Annette Mitchell with a $500 donation from the Grocery Foundation of Canada to be used to purchase equipment for the nutrition program.
Annette joined the Student Nutrition Team at Echo Place School in 2005 and taking on the role of coordinator in 2013. Annette is also a nurse, often working overnight and heading to school to prepare snack before going home to sleep. This dedication is noticed not only by the students and school staff but also by the staff at Brant Food For Thought.
Annette was nominated for the award by Vice Principal Cheryl Innes who said “Annette Mitchell has been supporting student nutrition at Echo Place School for several years. She takes on the lion’s share of responsibility for planning, shopping, preparing and serving snacks to our students 3 days per week. She keeps track of the grant applications, financial statements and banking for the snack program. Annette also takes on the responsibility of recruiting other parent volunteers to help prepare snacks and run the school milk program. Annette is an indispensable parent volunteer and our school would be hard-pressed to find a replacement of equal dedication”.
The staff at Brant Food For Thought is pleased to be able to recognize Annette for her outstanding volunteer efforts at Echo Place School and thank the Grocery Foundation for their generosity towards Student Nutrition Programs in Brantford and the County of Brant.