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BREAK-FEST IS SERVED

– Musical Variety Show Set for October 16 to Support Student Nutrition Programs in Northumberland -


(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – Get a taste of musical variety this fall… while helping ensure local students have the food they need to succeed in school.

Break-Fest, a musical fundraiser in support of Northumberland Food For Thought, takes place on Friday, October 16, at 7:30 pm at the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre (20 Queen Street) in Port Hope. The evening features an evening of eclectic entertainment of well-known local acts, with all proceeds supporting student nutrition programs in Northumberland County.

“Break-Fest is served on October 16, and we encourage people to come out and enjoy some fabulous music, while supporting a very worthwhile cause,” says Susan Greenwood, Community Development Coordinator with Northumberland Food For Thought, the non-profit organization that supports 38 student nutrition programs at local schools.

Tickets for Break-Fest are $25 each, and are available by contacting the Capitol Theatre box office at (905) 885-1071 or toll-free at 1-800-435-5092. The headline act for Break-Fest is local rock band Gentlemen Husbands. Other featured performers include: Celtic band Madman’s Window, Latin singer Rosa Ortega-Tyrrell, the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band and the St. Mary’s Singers choir from St. Mary’s Secondary School in Cobourg.Break-Fest coincides with World Food Day on October 16, a fitting date if there ever was, according to Greenwood.

“Break-Fest is our first-ever fundraising event, so what better day for it to coincide with than World Food Day, the international awareness day set aside to seek solutions to world hunger issues,” she adds.

Every school in Northumberland County provides a nutrition program for its students. Some consist of a full sit-down breakfast before class, while others feature snack bins delivered to classrooms from which students can choose something to eat. Whatever form it takes, the goal of the nutrition program is to ensure students have enough to eat to learn in school. All programs are free, and open to any student.

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For media inquiries, contact:

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

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

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