Voluntary road toll in Picton Nov. 28 will support school nutrition program

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In an effort to bolster the Food for Learning program aimed at ensuring adequate nutrition for local students, a collaborative initiative between The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation and Prince Edward County will introduce a voluntary road toll on Tuesday, November 28.

The toll, part of the “Feed the Meter” campaign, will be stationed at the convergence of Lake Street, Talbot Street, and County Road 33. All funds raised during this drive will go towards supporting the Food for Learning program, which works to guarantee that all students in the area have consistent access to wholesome and nutritious meals during school hours.

Officials are advising motorists to exercise caution while navigating through this area on Nov. 28 due to the toll setup.

The community-driven initiative will continue its momentum into December. Alongside the voluntary road toll, the Feed the Meter campaign will continue throughout the month to raise further funds for the Food for Learning program. Beginning December 1, parking in Picton will be complimentary; however, drivers are urged to contribute by “feeding the meter.” All contributions made in December will be allocated to the Food for Learning program.

Furthermore, it has been announced that free parking along Picton Main Street and Market Lane will remain available until March 31, 2024.

For additional details and inquiries, individuals are encouraged to reach out to the County of Prince Edward’s Customer Service Desk at 613.476.2148 extension 1023 or 613.962.9108 extension 1023. Correspondence via email is also welcomed at info@pecounty.on.ca.

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