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Trades NL contributes $120,000 to School Lunch Association

Darrin King (far left) oversees presentation of a cheque to the School Lunch Association. Trades NL has agreed to make a four-year commitment to the program that serves up hot lunches to school children. — Submitted
Darrin King (far left) oversees presentation of a cheque to the School Lunch Association. Trades NL has agreed to make a four-year commitment to the program that serves up hot lunches to school children. — Submitted

Trades NL has announced that it will make a four-year, $120,000 contribution on behalf of its members to support the School Lunch Association. Executive Director Darin King joined with Trades NL members and Ken Hopkins, Executive Director of the School Lunch Association, to make the announcement.

“Our board recognizes that children with increased access to complete, hot and healthy food exhibit some very positive results, and are provided a better opportunity to excel in school.”

Darin King, executive director, Trades NL, said.

“This contribution will assist The School Lunch Association serve approximately 5,400 meals per day to 30 Schools across the North-East Avalon. I thank the many volunteers who continue to assist with providing nutritious lunches to school children daily. Their work is invaluable, and our organization couldn’t be prouder to assist where we are able.”

The School Lunch Association has been providing nutritious meals to local school children for 28 years.

“Recently, the demand for the School Lunch program has grown substantially. Support from Trades NL has meant we have been able to expand the program to new schools, increasing the number of children who have access to the program,” said Ken Hopkins, executive Director, School Lunch Association

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