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BRINGING BREAKFAST BACK Food for Thought charity seeks support to provide brain food for Turks & Caicos children -Every Donation Helps! For just $250 per child per year Food for Thought provides free nutritious breakfasts every school day to govern-ment primary school students. The break-fasts include a piece of fresh fruit, a glass of milk and either porridge with raisins, grits and an egg, a wholegrain cereal or a peanut butter sandwich. Volunteers at the schools in North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay collect, prepare and serve the food to the pupils. Jeanne said, “The charity is able to keep its cost low thanks to the generosity of its transport partners Caicos Express Airways, Lew 1 Shipping, and Cargo Express, and the outstanding people at Children in the “Food for Thought” programme Quality Food Centre who bring in the food BREAKFAST IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF items at cost, then allocate them into development and capacity to learn,” Karen a healthy lifestyle and is often dubbed said. “Education is so important for the suc-shipments for each school, and deliver ‘the most important meal of the day’, them to the ports.” cess of Turks and Caicos and providing the particularly for children to ensure maxi-“Our aim is for the next generation of kids with breakfast helps them learn”. Last mum brain development and reach their this country to have every opportunity to September, with generous funding from potential in the classroom. But sadly, as both individual and corporate sponsors and succeed,” Karen said. “We started the pro-the cost of living in the Turks and Caicos gramme in September 2016 and teachers the kind support of scores of volunteers, Islands continues to rise many families reported early on that their children are the breakfast programme was born. face the daily struggle of more alert, focused and providing a nutritious more engaged in daily activi-morning meal for their ties and that attendance had children. increased.” Last year Providenciales Support for the breakfast sisters Jeanne and Karen project has been overwhelm-Savory were saddened to ing with more than $100,000 discover that children raised to date, including across the islands were $12,000 from Partner going without breakfast. Sponsor, Sotheby’s They decided that it was International Realty. But something they simply more is needed to continue could not ignore, and hours to run and expand the pro-of research and discussions gramme and Karen and with school and govern-Jeanne welcome donations ment representatives fol-of all sizes. “It only costs lowed. This led them to cre-about $20 per month for one ate Food for Thought, a child, so all donations make a charity aimed at providing big diﬀerence,” Jeanne said. I breakfasts for children. Story by Rebecca Bird From left to right: Jeanne Savory (Co-Founder), Karen Savory “Undernourishment Photos provided by (Co-Founder) and Joan Connolly-Gregg (Honorary Member) aﬀects physical and brain Food For Thought at the recent sold-out Brunch Fundraiser To donate or for more information on how YOU can help: 649-946-4602 visit our website: www.foodforthoughttci.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the Turks & Caicos Islands at www.WhereWhenHow.com SUMMER 2017 • • • • • 13
Bringing Breakfast Back
Food for Thought charity seeks support to provide brain food for Turks & Caicos children - Every Donation Helps!
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