Student nutrition all Smiles

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Cara Gragtmans, the Tim Hortons franchise owner, right, who selected the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition programs as the charity of choice for the Smile Cookie program, is shown with Thamesville Tim Hortons staff presenting Allan Davies of the nutrition program with a cheque for $8,800. Tim Hortons in five outlying communities donated to the program.

Tilbury, Blenheim, Bothwell, Ridgetown and Thamesville Tim Hortons locations participated in the national, week-long Smile Cookie campaign, donating all of the local proceeds to the Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition programs.

During the campaign, customers purchased a Tim Hortons chocolate chunk Smile Cookie for $1 (plus tax) and the owners donated the full $1 amount to school nutrition programs.

All of the dollars donated go directly to purchasing healthy food and the equipment needed to provide nutritious food options at school.

Allan Davies, nutrition manager for C-K Student Nutrition, said the funds are a big help.

“Students are coming to school hungry each day for a variety of reasons. With the support of our community and Tim Hortons, we are making a difference,” he said in a media release.

 

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