A recent grant pledged to the Boys and Girls Club of Wolf Creek is going to go a long way to improve the club’s kitchens, according to a press release issued by the club, which will receive $8,000 from President’s Choice Children’s Charity for kitchen renovations and equipment.
The donation is the share of the Wolf Creek Club from the $500,000 donated by President’s Choice Children’s Charity (PCCC) to Boys and Girls Clubs in Alberta through the national umbrella organization to upgrade their kitchens, purchase appliances and ensure safe food handling. A total of 21 Clubs across the province will receive Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Kids grants in 2014.
Thanks to the support of PCCC, Boys and Girls Clubs of Wolf Creek will be able to purchase tables, chairs, appliances and picnic tables for the Ponoka and Rimbey Club Locations.
“Boys and Girls Clubs of Wolf Creek is proud to be a good place for young people to access nutritious food and learn about healthy eating choices,” says Beth Reitz, executive director.
“PCCC has made a difference in our capacity to fuel young bodies and minds and help children and youth develop positive habits that can last a lifetime.”
While the club will be able to purchase many useful items, the tables will provide a fun, outdoor environment during snack or lunch breaks.
“We are excited to be able to get outdoor, cement picnic tables in spring. We have been wanting to purchase these for a long time so that our kids can have their lunches and snacks outside,” said Reitz in an email.
The money has already been sent to the group and Reitz says they have a year to purchase the things they need.
President’s Choice® Children’s Charity has supported Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s food and nutrition program, Basic Needs, Brighter Futures, since 2011.