We know how important education is, and learning is so much harder without a good breakfast to start the day. We have supported breakfast programmes in our community for several years and this year gave $500 each to Millward High and Sackville High schools. Breakfast programmes allow students to have access to free nutritious healthy food to start their day. HRSB say "Breakfast programs have been found to decrease student absenteeism, in-class disruptions, and to increase student performance. Research has demonstrated that students who start their day off with a healthy breakfast have higher academic performance." http://www.hrsb.ca/about-hrsb/program/health-promotion/school-nutritionist/breakfast-programs