US$200,000 available for Canadian charities’ breakfast and lunch programs: Newman’s Own Foundation annual program

US$200,000 available for Canadian charities’ breakfast and lunch programs: Newman’s Own Foundation annual program

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– Charities invited to submit a request for consideration by May 16, 2014  –

TORONTO April 14, 2014 – Improved mathematics scores and short-term memory, along with chronic disease prevention – these are just a few of the academic and health benefits of eating breakfast. Yet in Canada, nearly one in seven children goes to school without consuming the most important meal of the day.  Recognizing the importance of providing children with the nutritional building blocks for a brighter future, Newman’s Own Foundation today announced that it will grant US$200,000 to registered Canadian charities that provide breakfast or lunch programs for disadvantaged children. This is the second year the Newman’s Own Foundation, the organization started by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, will be granting US$200,000 to provide much needed funding for breakfast and lunch programs in the country.

“Charities that aim to provide children with access to adequate and healthy food address two areas of focus of Newman’s Own Foundation – children and nutrition,” said Lisa Walker, Managing Director, Newman’s Own Foundation. “After receiving more than 60 submissions for grants across Canada last year, we’ve decided to make the grant initiative annual to further help charities working to improve the lives of disadvantaged Canadian children.”

“Funded entirely by the sale of Newman’s Own products, Newman’s Own Foundation has granted more than US$400 million as part of its commitment to supporting organizations around the world that are improving their communities and transforming lives,” said Bob Forrester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newman’s Own Foundation. “Offering grants in Canada enables the Foundation to reach more people in need; in particular, children relying on breakfast and lunch programs as potentially their primary source of food.”

To qualify for a grant, organizations must be registered Canadian charities providing breakfast and/or lunch programs to disadvantaged Canadian children. Interested charities that meet the criteria should submit their contact information and a brief summary, 200 words or less, on why their organization would benefit from a Newman’s Own Foundation grant of US$25,000 to US$75,000 and how the grant will be used. Entries are to be emailed to NOF@paradigmpr.ca by 11:00 p.m. on May 16, 2014. Only selected organizations will be contacted to receive a full application for funding from Newman’s Own Foundation. For a full list of charity requirements please visit newmansownfoundation.org/what-we-support/funding-guidelines/.

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About Newman’s Own Foundation
Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over US$400 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org.

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