Breakfast Club of Canada salutes Pembina’s $5 million investment to support breakfast programs across the country
VANCOUVER, May 14, 2019 – Breakfast Club of Canada is thrilled to announce Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s latest contribution to give all kids an equal chance of success. Pembina has committed $5 million to the Club over the next five years to expand their Fuel 4 Thought signature program, originally launched in 2016.
This investment is not only significant financially, but also in duration, ensuring the long-term sustainability of breakfast programs. In Canada, 1.5M children experience food insecurity. Pembina’s commitment speaks to the fact that all Canadians are concerned by this situation and feel compelled to put an end to it. Breakfast Club of Canada is proud to be a leader in student nutrition and to rally all stakeholders to join forces in order to make sure even more kids can start their day with a full stomach.
- More than 8,000 Albertan children benefit from a breakfast program.
- Breakfast Club of Canada supports 127 breakfast programs in Alberta, including 31 in schools with an indigenous population of 40% or more.
- Pembina’s commitment will help sustain the Club’s existing programs and support the opening of new ones.
- Since beginning the partnership in 2016, Pembina’s contribution to Breakfast Club of Canada has reached a grand total of $6.5 million.
“A child’s potential is limitless when they have food to fuel their brains. We must believe in them now so they can build their future, and this donation by Pembina will help pave the way for the next generation. We are honored and grateful to have their trust in providing a healthy breakfast to children across the country.”
– Daniel Germain, President and Founder, Breakfast Club of Canada
“It goes beyond making sure that kids get enough to eat, which is absolutely essential. Through our partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada, we’re also able to help move the needle on a major social issue that impacts everything from education to wellness, and I’m very proud that Pembina continues to step up to the plate and deliver on our commitment to communities.”
– Jaret Sprott, Pembina’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Facilities, Executive Sponsor of Fuel 4 Thought and volunteer with the program
“Students now come and start the day by being able to have breakfast at the school. They can continue throughout their day without having to fight through hunger. This has improved their moods, which allows for an improvement in their social behaviors, focus and academic success. This is a success that should be largely attributed to the program and its supporters.”
– Kari Prichard, Executive Director of the Grande Prairie Catholic School District Education Foundation
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Since 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than 220,000 students every day in 1,643 schools.
Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America’s energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns an integrated system of pipelines that transport various hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in western Canada. The Company also owns gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Pembina’s integrated assets and commercial operations along the majority of the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector. Pembina is committed to identifying additional opportunities to connect hydrocarbon production to new demand locations through the development of infrastructure that would extend Pembina’s service offering even further along the hydrocarbon value chain. These new developments will contribute to ensuring that hydrocarbons produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the other basins where Pembina operates can reach the highest value markets throughout the world. For more information, visit www.pembina.com.
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