The Nutrition Program at Livingstone Range School Division has received a major boost, thanks to Northback Holdings Corporation (Northback). The steel-making coal mining company based in the Crowsnest Pass has committed $75,000 per year over the next several years to expand the Division's Nutrition Program, which provides healthy foods for students.
"Many of our students face food insecurity at home," says Richard Feller, Associate Superintendent of Human and Learning Services. "Our Nutrition Program helps ensure students don't have to be hungry and can focus on learning. This generous donation from Northback will positively contribute to our Core Value of wellness in our schools."
Currently, LRSD receives funding from the Government of Alberta nutrition grant and the Breakfast Club of Canada, which allows us to provide a nutritious meal to 1,000 students each day. All students are invited to enjoy food from the program, which also encourages students to try new foods and expand their tastes. This $75,000 contribution from Northback will help fuel the bodies and minds of an additional 1,000 students in the seven schools that do not receive extra grant dollars.
Northback CEO Mike Young is enthusiastic about the partnership, saying, "Nutrition plays such an important role in enabling kids to have a good day at school and an even brighter future. Through this exciting initiative, we hope to contribute to the well-being of the kids in our neighborhood and further strengthen our bond with southern Alberta."
Livingstone Range School Division is grateful for community partnerships like this one with Northback that focus on benefitting "Every student, every day."