Students made sure they ate the most important meal of the day thanks to the Canadian Red Cross.

Elementary students at Pinecrest won a french toast breakfast through the organization’s Bowlful of Breakfast campaign that ran in September. The school’s Student Nutrition Program participated in the cereal and fundraising campaign, entering it into a contest. The Red Cross says it randomly pulled the name of a series of schools that entered.

The Red Cross says during the campaign held at Independent stores across the district, $600  and 300 boxes of healthy cereal was collected. The organization says this went towards running the Student Nutrition Program’s across the schools in the district.

Red Cross Food and Logistics Coordinator Justin Bonney says this program shows how important it is for kids to eat in the morning.

Educational Assistant and nutrition program facilitator Cecilia D’Angelo says the program at Pinecrest is very active. She says this program provides oatmeal, cereal, bagels and yogurt.

The school says it was a great honour to receive this breakfast. It says the it will continue to run the Student Nutrition Programevery morning.