The partnership is part of District 54 Education Foundation’s Food 4 Thought programme
Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, announces it has renewed its support of Enders-Salk Elementary School’s free breakfast programme for a sixth year running. The school is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US, home to Tate & Lyle’s global Commercial and Food Innovation Centre.
The partnership is part of District 54 Education Foundation’s Food 4 Thought programme, which finds sponsors for schools to provide a nutritious breakfast for students on the federal free lunch programme.
The company has reportedly provided more than 50,000 nutritious breakfasts for those students at the school, representing around 30% of the student body.
Mike Henry, Principal at Enders-Salk Elementary School, commented: “Meals are an essential key to student success, but just as important is the personal connection we’re able to make with partners like Tate & Lyle. Our friends at Tate & Lyle have enriched our school across the past five years in many ways and we are thrilled to kick off our sixth year together with one of our favourite events – our annual science fair.”
In addition to supporting breakfast through the partnership, the company’s local team provides nutrition education sessions, support in planting and harvesting in the school garden, sharing careers advice and judging the annual school-wide science fair which returned this spring after a two-year hiatus.