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NORTHUMBERLAND - 

Organizers of the 100-Mile Diet Event in Grafton have delivered the goods yet again to support student nutrition programs in the area.

For the fifth year in a row, members of St. Andrew's United Church in Grafton have donated funds to Northumberland Food For Thought. Nearly $700 will be given to Food For Thought from proceeds raised at the 100-Mile Diet Event held this past September.

Northumberland Food For Thought will use the money to purchase fresh, locally grown apples that will be served at student nutrition programs in the area. Over the past five years, St. Andrew's has raised nearly $3,350 in total through the 100-Mile Diet Event to support student nutrition programs in the area.

“Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, local students have been able to enjoy fresh, locally grown apples that gives them the fuel they need to learn in school,” says Susan Greenwood, Community Development Co-ordinator with Food For Thought.

The 100-Mile Diet Event is an annual opportunity for local growers and farmers to showcase their fruits, vegetables and other products made and produced in Northumberland.

Northumberland Food For Thought is the non-profit initiative that co-ordinates the nutrition programs offered in 38 schools across Northumberland County. These programs are free and voluntary, and serve hundreds of students every day.

To volunteer or find out more about Northumberland Food For Thought, call 905-372-7863 or visit www.studentnutritionprogram.ca/northumberland.html .

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