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Ontario Student Nutrition Program Receives Grant from DuPont Pioneer
January 23, 2017

The Ontario Student Nutrition Program is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $ 7,500 as part of its Full Belly! Full Mind! initiative that supports nutrition and breakfast programs across Canada. 

c7785cd0-febc-473d-ba60-d4984fcd5e16The grant will be specifically used to support meal and snack programs at 15 rural schools. Pioneer sales representatives from the Perth-Huron area endorsed the grant. Funds will be used for meals and snacks for 2,000 students.

“We are pleased to have made this donation as we understand that a nutritious, well-balanced diet is the foundation of good health and success for our children,” says Jeremy O’Shea, Account Manager, DuPont Pioneer.

“Children who are well nourished tend to perform better in school, have better attendance, and exhibit fewer behavior problems,” says Nancy Fisher, Co-ordinator, Ontario Student Nutrition Program.  “The donation from DuPont Pioneer will support us in ensuring that approximately 2,000 rural students develop to their full potential.”

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit HERE.

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L-R – Joanna Wallace, Pioneer sales representative; Brian Alcock, Pioneer sales representative; Nancy Fisher, co-ordinator at OSNP Huron Perth; Bill Roy, Pioneer sales representative; and Troy Hamilton, account manager at DuPont Pioneer


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