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‘Sandwich Snackdown’ highlights child hunger


October 8, 2014
By Bakers Journal

Oct. 8, 2014, Toronto – A Toronto bakery, foundation and school board have teamed up to help keep kids in Toronto well fed and busy after school hours.

Oct. 8, 2014, Toronto – A Toronto bakery, foundation and school board have teamed up to help keep kids in Toronto well fed and busy after school hours.

ACE Bakery is supporting the Toronto Foundation for
Student Success is supporting Beyond
3:30, a free after-school program with a goal to raise $15,000. Every
dollar raised by ACE Bakery will be matched by George Weston Limited, for a total of $30,000.

This rewarding, free after-school program is offered at 16 Toronto
middle schools between the hours of 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., a time well-known
for children between the ages of 11 and 14 to be at their most vulnerable, said ACE Bakery in a news release. The
program offers homework support, a healthy meal, sports and other opportunities
that are often “out of reach” for families facing poverty issues.

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One out of three children in Toronto lives in poverty, and more than 110,000
Toronto District School Board students rely on breakfast, snack, and
lunch programs to make it through the day.

As part of the campaign this year, ACE has paired up with the foundation for Feed Tomorrow Week. From Oct. 6
to 10, student volunteers, school board staff, TFSS
supporters, politicians and public figures will help raise awareness and
collect pledges to help feed Toronto’s hungry students.

On Thursday, Oct. 9,the bakery will host its first ever Six-Foot Sandwich Snackdown, for all Beyond 3:30 students.
Students will work together to create the ultimate snack atop six foot
baguettes, supplied by ACE Bakery. The action takes place at Carleton
Village Junior and Senior Public School, located at 315 Osler St. from
3:30 to 5 p.m.

“Nothing means more to the ACE Bakery team than supporting our
local communities in which we operate," said Lee Andrews, president of ACE Bakery, in the release. "We are delighted to be involved with the
Beyond 3:30 program for another year and we hope students will be excited to
see the bread we’re bringing in.”