Press Release •  21/02/2019

Breakfast Club of Canada receives grant from Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Grant will help support school nutrition programs in Canada

Jean Caron, district leader, Corteva Agriscience™; Lisa Clowery, national corporate relations director, Breakfast Club of Canada

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, February 21, 2019 – Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is pleased to announce that as part of its Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow community investment program, $20,000 has been donated to Breakfast Club of Canada.  

For 24 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been working with communities and local partners to provide children with nutritious morning meals at school. The grant from Corteva Agriscience™ will be used to help create and support school nutrition programs with new kitchen equipment, leadership training, tools and food donations.

“We understand the importance of proper nutrition for a child’s growth, education and development,” says Jean Caron, district leader at Corteva Agriscience™. “We are very happy to support an organization that has such a meaningful impact on the lives of so many children.”

“Our organization believes in giving students an equal chance at success – one nutritious breakfast at a time. We help feed over 220,000 students every day in 1,643 schools across the country,” says Lisa Clowery, national corporate relations director at Breakfast Club of Canada. “When children receive proper nutrition at school, we see improvements in their behaviour, academic performance, social skills and self-confidence.”

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and its employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Corteva Agriscience employees, channel partners and customers live and work, and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.

About Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant™ seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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