Union Gas Supports Henderson Secondary School "Breakfast Program" With $2,500 Grant

Hamilton, ON, March 21, 2016 - Union Gas helps over 300 students at Henderson Secondary School (HSS) start their day with a healthy breakfast, courtesy of a $2,500 grant.

"Our youth are our greatest resource, and we believe that investing in their future is an investment worth making," said Dave Gardener, utility service manager, Union Gas. "We're proud to be partnering with Henderson Secondary School and the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board on its breakfast program, which will help Hamilton's young people learn and grow."

The Breakfast Program has not only helped to reverse the effect hunger has on classroom performance and long-term education achievement, but has helped to increase school community.  Run entirely by dedicated volunteers, students are also active contributors to the program. When students take pride in their school, they do better academically.

"The generosity of Union Gas will be used to help sustain our program in tough economical times.  With their support we are able to continue to serve our students a nutritional breakfast that includes all food groups five days a week," said Irene Iossifids, Assistant Coordinator, Breakfast Program. "Their generosity makes a huge difference in the lives of many students, the Breakfast Program could not be effective without the help of selfless corporations just like Union Gas."

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2011- 2016, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $7 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010

Henderson Secondary School Nutrition Program
Sandra Holmes
Coordinator, Teacher
Ph: 905-389-2234 Ext. 517

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