A young member of Team Canada’s lawn bowling team has inspired others to donate to a “learning” program in Northumberland County schools.
RBC Dominion Securities in Cobourg and two of its investment advisors donated a total of $1,000 to Northumberland Food For Thought.
They said they were inspired by 17-year-old Bayle van Sein who used $150 she received from the Royal Bank of Canada to organize a fundraising barbeque for Food for Thought, raising a total of $650.
Northumberland Food For Thought is a non-profit partnership that co-ordinates student nutrition programs at 36 schools in the county.
Last year more than 6,000 students benefited from a breakfast, lunch or snack program. Along with the support of area businesses and residents, local student nutrition programs also receive financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services through its lead local agency, the Peterborough Child and Family Centres.