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Looking to sample some hot soups and help provide healthy breakfast and lunch options for school children across Winnipeg? Look no further than the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba’s Stone Soup Fundraiser.
This annual event, now in its third year, brings together 12 of the city’s hottest chefs — including reigning two-time champ chef Jess Young, representing Buffalo Stone Cafe — in a friendly competition on Wed., March 11. For a $20 donation, guests receive three soup-tasting tickets, bread, fruit and a Stone Soup cookbook, while donations of $10 get three soup-tasting tickets, bread and fruit. All donations of $10 or more are tax deductible.
This year’s Stone Soup Fundraiser, which takes place at the Manitoba Hydro Place Lobby (360 Portage Ave.) Wed. March 11, also includes a panel of celebrity judges.
"For some children, the breakfasts they receive are their first, and their last meal of the day, so we want to convey that a $20 Stone Soup donation will pay for a student’s breakfast for a month," Viola Prowse, Executive Director of the council, said in a statement.
Founded in 2001, the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba is a charity that provides funding to school breakfast and lunch programs across the province. During the 2014-15 school year, the council will support 61,000 meals per week.
"We’re giving kids sustenance so they can focus on academics," Prowse continued, "But at the same time they’re learning about healthy eating. Some kids have never had broccoli or a carrot at home, or tasted an orange or pineapple."
Schools in the River East Transcona School Division that receive funding from the Child Nutrition Council, include Bernie Wolfe Community School, Chief Peguis Junior High, Donwood School, Hampstead School, John Pritchard School, Munroe Junior High School, Princess Margaret School, Radisson School, Salisbury Morse Place School, Sherwood School, and Wayoata School.
Northeastern schools in the Winnipeg School Division receiving funding are Elmwood High School, George V School, Kent Road School, and River Elm School.
For more information and a full list of participating chefs, visit www.childnutritioncouncil.com