Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a world leader in ingredient solutions for healthier food and beverages, has received the Super Partner Award from School District 54 in recognition of its support to Enders-Salk Elementary School. The school is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, which is local to Tate & Lyle’s Customer Innovation and Collaboration Centre in Hoffman Estates.
The district’s Super Partner Award is given annually at its Partnership Breakfast to local organizations, businesses or individuals that have provided extraordinary support to a school or district department over the years. The partnership between Tate & Lyle and Enders-Salk is part of District 54 Education Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program, which finds sponsors for schools wishing to provide students with the opportunity for a nutritious breakfast to help them to start the day ready to learn.
Over the last seven years, Tate & Lyle has provided over 70,000 nutritious breakfast meals for students at Enders-Salk School. In addition, the company has supported the school’s garden club, which provides opportunities to learn through nutrition education sessions, planting and harvesting activities in the garden itself and mentorship with career advice to approximately 60 students on an annual basis. Tate & Lyle employees also volunteer to serve as judges for the annual science fair ― providing feedback and support to over 120 projects each year1.
Kayleigh Gregory, Global Community Program Lead at Tate & Lyle said:
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with District 54 Foundation to support Enders-Salk Elementary School. Our teams have enjoyed supporting the breakfast program and volunteering their time to connect with students through science-based learning activities. We look forward to continuing our partnership with District 54 and making a positive and lasting impact at the local community level, where we operate each day.”
Meagan Kasper, Community Relations Administrative Assistant at School District 54, said:
“Tate & Lyle has been a longstanding supportive partner in ensuring that District 54 students begin their day ready to learn. They have stayed true to their commitment of ensuring access to nutritious meals for our students and expanding their involvement into the classroom. There is a continued and growing need for support in our community and we appreciate Tate & Lyle’s extraordinary support.”