“Breakfast for Champions” raises $12,365
Brant Food For Thought and Title Sponsor, Investors Group, hosted the 7th Annual “Breakfast For Champions” charity breakfast gala in support of local student nutrition programs and program support activities. The event was held Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 at New Covenant Christian Fellowship, from 6:45 am to 9:00 am and featured a fabulous breakfast buffet sponsored by local food procurers, high school Culinary Arts students, chefs, and restaurants. The keynote speaker was Chef Tracy Winkworth, from Liaison Culinary College who shared her passion for educating youth about healthy food choices.
The goal of the event is to raise resources and awareness of student nutrition programs in our community and the volunteers Brant Food for Thought supports. They rely on community-minded businesses and individuals to help close to 10,000 children and youth in schools in our community. They provide nearly 1.2 million nutritious snacks and meals during the school year.
Food sponsors served up a sumptuous fare of hot and cold breakfast items, served by the Culinary Arts Students of St. John’s College (Brantford) and Assumption College School (Brantford). Items included: hot whole grain waffles, fresh berries and fruit creations, sponsored by Dave’s NoFrills, wholesome muffins and breakfast bars, yogurt and berry parfaits, Prestige Western Omelettes from Burnbrae Farms, and breakfast ham from Strodes BBQ & Deli / Strodes Express. Hot oatmeal, juices and lots of fresh coffee and tea complete the market-style breakfast buffet.
Guests had the pleasure of participating in a silent auction with creative baskets courtesy of local schools and businesses, and a live auction with auctioneer teams from Adesa Kitchener and Adesa Brampton. Featured live auction items included: Via Rail Canada trip for (4) to Québec City, Grand Experiences Adventure Outfitter Group and Family Trips, Golf North package for (4) with cart, Smakdab! Pottery & Pizza Experience, and Grand River Dinner Cruise For Two.
Since 1998, Brant Food For Thought has been supporting and facilitating student nutrition programs in elementary and secondary schools in Brantford, Brant and Six Nations of the Grand, with funding resources for food, nutrition education resources, fundraising opportunities and public awareness.
Submitted by: Brant Food for Thought
Photography: Joshua Wall