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- Student Nutrition Programs in Northumberland Benefit Yet Again From Cameco’s Support -

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – The ongoing generosity of a large employer in the area will once again help to fuel learning in local classrooms.

For the seventh straight year, Cameco Corporation has made a donation to help support the work of Northumberland Food for Thought and its 38 student nutrition programs in the area. These nutrition programs help ensure area students are well-nourished and have the food they need to learn in school.

This year’s donation from Cameco will again be used for the bulk purchase of cheese, as well as assisting individual schools to buy fruits and vegetables for their student nutrition programs. These food items are in high demand, as they are some of the key foods included in local student nutrition programs.

Cameco continues to be one of the largest supporters of the Northumberland Food for Thought. To date, the company has donated a total of $48,000 to assist student nutrition programs. These nutrition programs are based in almost every school in Northumberland County, with some offering a full sit-down breakfast before school starts, and others consisting of snack bins delivered to each classroom. Each day, these programs provide food to approximately 3,200 students in the area.

“Cameco really believes in the importance of helping young minds reach their full potential by ensuring they are not distracted in the classroom by empty stomachs,” says Susan Greenwood, Community Development Coordinator with Northumberland Food for Thought. “We are very grateful to the company for its continued funding commitment.”

Cameco supports a variety of programs in Northumberland, as well as dozens of other communities in which it operates. Funds are provided through Cameco’s community investment program, which focuses on: youth, education and literacy, health and wellness, and community development.

“Northumberland Food For Thought is a perfect fit for our funding focus, and we are pleased to be a supporter of its work,” says Bill Koch, Director of Public and Government Affairs with Cameco Corporation. “When students are hungry, they are too distracted to learn in the classroom. Research shows well-nourished students have higher concentration and retain more of what they learn.”

Northumberland Food For Thought is the non-profit initiative that co-ordinates student nutrition programs in the area. Financial support from businesses is always welcome to help offset the costs of school nutrition programs. Volunteers are also needed. To find out how to support Northumberland Food For Thought, call (905) 372-7863.


For media inquiries, contact:

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

or Bill Koch, Director of Public and Government Affairs, Cameco Corporation, (905) 885-1129, ext. 4017.

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