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APPLE-Y EVER AFTER

- Another Year, Another Donation From Organizers of 100-Mile Diet Event -

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – While the 100-Mile Diet Event in Grafton showcases locally-grown food each fall, it also continues to put food on the table for area students using nutrition programs.

Members of St. Andrew’s United Church in Grafton recently donated $715 to Northumberland Food For Thought. The money, raised from the 100-Mile Diet Event organized by the church this past September, will be used to buy apples from Moore Orchards in Northumberland County to feed students who use school nutrition programs in the area.

Over the past six years, 100-Mile Diet organizers have donated all proceeds from their event to Food For Thought – a grand total that now exceeds $4,050.

“Fresh apples are a healthy food for helping students learn in class, and the fact this fruit is locally-grown really fits in with the spirit of the church’s fundraising event,” says Susan Greenwood, Community Development Co-ordinator with Northumberland Food For Thought.

The 100-Mile Diet Event is an annual opportunity for local growers and farmers to showcase their fruits, vegetables and other products made and produced in Northumberland. The concept of a ‘100-mile diet’ is to challenge people to only eat food grown within 100 miles (160 kilometres) of their home. On average, some foods eaten by North Americans must be transported thousands of kilometres, which can result in significant carbon emissions that can cause global warming.

Northumberland Food For Thought is the non-profit initiative that co-ordinates the nutrition programs offered in 38 schools across Northumberland County. These programs are free and voluntary, and serve hundreds of students every day.

To assist or find out about school nutrition programs, call (905) 372-7863 or click here.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Susan Greenwood, Community Development Co-ordinator, Northumberland Food For Thought, (905) 372-7863,

or Kimberly Leadbeater, Chairperson, Northumberland Food For Thought, (613) 475-0933.

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