FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As part of the ‘Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow Program’, Corteva Agriscience donated $1000 to North Peace Secondary School (NPSS).
The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Corteva Agriscience wanted to help offset the food costs, workshops and support training on food security education for NPSS. The school offers education and training on local food security initiatives and operates a Pantry Program which provides nutritious snacks to 1,300 students through the ages of 14 – 19 years of age.
“We know that all students perform at their best when they are not hampered by hunger or thinking about where their next meal is going to come from,” says Wayne Hock, territory manager at Corteva Agriscience. “We’re proud to support nutrition programs and food security initiatives that have a positive impact on a student’s ability to learn.”
“Statistically speaking, more than 30 percent of the students in our region live in extreme poverty conditions,” explains Melissa Paakkonen, a teacher at North Peace Secondary School. “That’s why our main goal with the Pantry Program is to give our students both access to food and the knowledge to help provide their own food security. We thank Corteva Agriscience for their support.”