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LOCAL APPLE FARMER DONATES 1600 POUNDS OF APPLES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 23rd, 2020 

LOCAL APPLE FARMER DONATES 1600 POUNDS OF APPLES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 

Hamilton, ON: Hugh Drummond of Drummond Farms has donated 1600 lbs of apples to the Good Shepherd Venture Centre in support of their response to COVD-19 and storing another 6400 lbs of Great Big Crunch apples to be picked up at a later date when the Venture centre has space.  After the Great Big Crunch, a student nutrition and food literacy initiative hosted by Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative had to be cancelled in light of school closures, the Waterdown-based apple farmer decided to help get nutritious foods into the local community. 

Tastebuds’ annual Great Big Crunch, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, 2020, is a special day of food education where students are given the opportunity to take a synchronized crunch into an apple while learning about healthy snacking and local food. Crunchers assemble together and after a countdown, everyone bites into their apple simultaneously, making a great big “crunch!”. The event draws attention to the 130 student nutrition programs in 109 locations across Hamilton that serve over 25,000 students every school day.  

The Waterdown based apple farmer had planned on donating the apples to nutrition programs participating in the Great Big Crunch. As the COVID-19 crisis led to the closure of schools and the cancellation of the Great Big Crunch, the apples have since been redirected to the Good Shepherd Venture Centre to support their initiatives to address community needs during this time. Drummond Farms has been a long-time supporter of Tastebuds and the owner, Hugh, enjoys attending schools during the Great Big Crunch to educate students about apples and local food.  

Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative is a partnership of community agencies and community members that supports and facilitates local student nutrition programs for children and youth in Hamilton. For more information please contact Program Supervisor, Patti McNaney at pmcnaney@sprc.hamilton.on.ca 

Toonies for Tummies 2020

The Grocery Foundation’s Toonies for Tummies Campaign is in full swing!

One toonie is all it takes to fill a tummie. All funds raised during the campaign go towards supporting student nutrition programs in the same community they were given! Check out our post below to see what stores in your area are participating and their campaign dates!

To learn more please visit
https://groceryfoundation.com/pages/toonies-for-tummies

St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary runs a wonderful student nutrition program 5 days a week with the support of the funds from Toonies for Tummies.

Check out this video that the student put together showcasing their student nutrition program and why it is such an important part of their school.

Breakfast on the Beach

                          SAVE THE DATE  for Tastebuds Fundraiser

Join us for a breakfast buffet, raffle, music and mingling. Live music by the HWCDSB Jazz Trio. Raffle includes gift cards and gift basket prizes.
DATE AND TIME LOCATION
Thursday, June 6, 2019

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT

Barangas on the Beach

380 Van Wagners Beach Road

Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8

Tickets:

Early Bird: $40 each, available until March 31

Regular Rate: $45/each

Group Deal: table of ten for $350

Get your tickets onlinehttps://breakfastonbeach2019.eventbrite.com

Breakfast on the Beach

TASTEBUDS PRESENTS

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BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH

Join us for a delicious buffet, music and mingling at this scenic setting on the water.

A fundraising event in support of Student Nutrition Programs in Hamilton.

Click here to download the flyer

Thursday, June 14, 2018
  7:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Barangas on the Beach

380 Van Wagners Beach Road
Click here TO GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

SAVE the DATE

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:30am to 1:30pm
Knights of Columbus Hall
222 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON L8K 1G6

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