Over $181,000 dollars has been raised for the Kids Eat Smart program through a VOCM Cares Radiothon this morning.
Kids Eat Smart serves up some 27,000 breakfast meals a day to about 90 per cent of the schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Their belief that children learn more easily with full bellies is a belief shared by the Registered Nurses Union of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Spokesperson Yvette Hynes says their organization has been supporting Kids Eat Smart for 14 years. She says having nurses in the school system would help by teaching children better nutrition and exercise habits.
She says getting them when they’re young will save money in the long run.
— Kids Eat Smart (@KidsEatSmartNL) November 14, 2017
Hynes joined VOCM’s Paddy Daly and Paul Raynes this morning to present a $10,000 donation from the union.
NAPE, the largest union in the province, also came through in a big way. Union President Jerry Earle announced a $50,000 donation from members far and wide.
— VOCM Cares (@VOCMCares) November 14, 2017
Donate to the radiothon by visiting http://www.kidseatsmart.ca/donate-now or by phoning 1-833-579-3334, locally at 579-3334.