Pictured above (L to R):     Glenn Gaudet, Investors Group Division Director and Senior Financial Consultant; Gisèle Budgell, Program Director, Brant Food For Thought, and Kevin Reid, Investors Group Regional Director, Brantford/Cambridge.

Brant Food For Thought’s 7th Annual Breakfast For Champions charity breakfast gala takes place Tuesday May 3, 2016 at New Covenant in support of student nutrition programs, with Investors Group contributing $3,000 as Title Platinum Sponsor, for two years in a row.  Since 2004, Investors Group has been a significant corporate partner with Brant Food For Thought, contributing in excess of $20,000 to support the organization and its role in school communities ensuring that students attend school well-nourished and ready to learn.  Their contributions have also supported over 450 volunteers who oversee the day to day activities of the programs.

Other significant sponsors include:  Gold Sponsors New Covenant and VIA Rail Canada with their generous in-kind contributions, along with Silver Sponsor, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union.  Thank you to our Table Sponsors:  Brant Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic District School Board, Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home Limited, FirstOntario Credit Union, Grand Erie District School Board, Grand Erie Elementary Teachers’ Federation, Millards and Sonoco Canada Corporation.  Special thank you to Better Living Essentials, Spence Print Solutions, 21st Century Signs and Eileen McCusker-Korczak of Lifetouch Canada photography.

Our food sponsors will shine again, with a sumptuous fare of hot and cold breakfast items, served by the Culinary Arts Students of St. John’s College and Assumption College.  Items include hot whole grain waffles, fresh berries and fruit creations, sponsored by Dave’s NoFrills, wholesome muffins and breakfast bars, yogurt and berry parfaits, Prestige Western Omelettes from Burnbrae Farms, and breakfast ham from Strodes Deli & BBQ.  Hot oatmeal, juices and lots of fresh coffee and tea complete the market-style breakfast buffet.

Guests can expect a Silent Auction, with creative baskets courtesy of our local schools and businesses, along with a Live Auction, with auctioneer teams from Adesa Kitchener and Adesa Brampton.  Featured live auction items include:  VIA Rail Canada trip for (4) to Québec City, Grand Experiences Group and Family Trips, Golf North package for (4) with cart, Smakdab! Pottery & Pizza Experience, and Grand River Dinner Cruise For Two.  Keynote speaker, Red Seal Chef Tracy Winkworth, owner and instructor at Liaison College Southcoast will inspire us with a message to follow your dreams and “Feed Your Passion”.

Event is nearly sold out!  Tickets are $35 each or $200 for a table of 6.  Call Brant Food For Thought at 519-759-6164 for tickets and information or visit www.brantfoodforthought.ca.

Since 1998, Brant Food For Thought has been supporting and facilitating student nutrition programs in elementary and secondary schools in Brantford, Brant and Six Nations of the Grand, with funding resources for food, nutrition education resources, fundraising opportunities and public awareness.