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Donation Nourishes Kids in Campus Community Program

March 3, 2011 7:03 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

A $36,000 donation made to the University of Winnipeg’s Diversity Food Services program will help feed children nutritious after-school snacks.

The donation comes from Jennifer Roblin and the Burns Family Fund and will benefit the Let’s Talk Science and Homework Club at the U of W’s Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre

“We will be able to provide them with a nutritious and delicious snack before they head into hours of homework and learning,” said Dina Ducharme, program facilitator at the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre. “Young people find focusing on mental activities easier if they have eaten something nutritious.”

The facility is a community drop-in centre made possible through private donations at the U of W.