For Immediate Release
September 16, 2016
Fredericton, NB - Randy Seymour, owner of Wonder Auto and Tire is hoping this year’s undercoating program exceeds the previous two years’ successes. His extraordinary goal for this year: $25,000 for the Fredericton Community Kitchens’ Student Hunger Program.
2014 marked the first year for the undercoating program and $12,000 was raised. In the program’s second year, $20,000 was raised for Fredericton’s hungry students. Now in its third year, Randy hopes to raise $25,000 for the Student Hunger Program. With proceeds going to feed hungry students in the Fredericton area, community members are eager to help. “We now have customers coming in asking dates for the program well in advance” says Randy.
The Student Hunger Program currently serves over 400 students in 14 Fredericton Schools. Providing nutritious lunches, backpacks filled with non-perishable foods and breakfast supplements, the SHP is attempting to eliminate hunger as a barrier to learning and participation in our local schools.
Every year, the demand for this program grows as more schools become aware of these services. Last year, the number of lunches delivered to schools doubled, and the SHP anticipates that more schools will join as partners in the coming months.
“Wonder Auto and Tire is an inspiration to those of us dedicated to eliminating hunger as a barrier to learning in our schools. The support of Randy Seymour and his staff is ensuring the long term sustainability of our efforts and demonstrates a level of corporate generosity that serves as a role model for us all” says Bart Myers, Chair of the Student Hunger Program.
The undercoating program costs $50 for cars, $60 for trucks and ends on October 8th, 2016. Appointments can be made by calling Wonder Auto and Tire locations at (506) 459-7646 or (506) 458-8800.
About the Fredericton Community Kitchens
More than 30 years ago, a group of concerned citizens came together to discuss the growing problem of hunger in Fredericton. As a result, on December 8, 1982, the organization opened its doors for the first time, serving a noon-time meal.
Since then, the services provided have grown considerably. The evening meal was added in 2000; a breakfast meal was added in 2006; and outreach services began in 2011 in the form of meal delivery to the north side of the city.
In 2014 a school lunch program began and now hundreds of healthy lunches are being delivered daily to students in several schools. All services rely on the citizens of Fredericton as the Fredericton Community Kitchens are funded 100% by donations.
Helping Feed Fredericton's Hungry since 1982.
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Bart Myers Chair of the Student Hunger Program firstname.lastname@example.org (506) 454-2943