FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canadian Natural Resources handed over a $40,000 cheque to School District 60 on Monday to make sure no student is going hungry.
The company donated the same amount to the School Meals Program last year after the District put a call out to corporate sponsors in 2019 to help with the initiative.
“A fed student is ready to learn, and with this donation from CNRL, we will be able to help students across the district,” read an SD 60 press release Monday.
The program has received thousands of dollars in donations this last year.
Last week, Fort St. John car dealerships came together to donate to the program, and local firefighters created a fundraiser to do the same.
Superintendent Stephen Petrucci says the need for subsidized meals and breakfast programs has increased over the last 18 months.
“This District is very grateful for this significant donation,” said Petrucci.
The School Meals Program makes snacks and meals available to students in need.
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