Lloydminster drivers will be fueling up to support local schools breakfast programs.

The third annual Fuel Good Day will see five cents on every litre of fuel sold at three gas bars in Lloydminster given to both the Lloydminster Public School Division and Lloydminster Catholic School Division breakfast programs. 

Lloydminster Co-op CEO Leanne Hawes says Lloydminster Co-op is always looking at opportunities to have a larger impact on the community while also being a part of the community.

“One of the things we recognized is that we wanted to make a donation towards something that has a large impact on our community. The breakfast programming was one of those that reached a number of students and families within the community and we’re thrilled with the support we’ve had over the last two years.”

Fuel Good Day has raised over $16,000 over the past two years and Hawes says they’re hoping to match last years total of over $6,000. 

“Anytime our community, certainly the community of Lloydminster and the surrounding area, has the opportunity to step up and be a part of something that benefits the entire community, especially the children in school, we see them show up time and time again.”

Rural schools from Hillmond, Paradise Hill and Paradise Valley will be hosting a charity barbecue at each gas bar. Money raised from the charity barbecues will go towards each school’s own breakfast program. Last year, schools from Neilsburg, Marsden, Kitscoty and Lashburn raised a total of $3,500 through the barbecue.

Fuel Good Day will be held on September 17 at the 18 Street Crossing gas bar on Highway 17 south, Ironwells gas bar on Highway 16 east and the Hampton Square gas bar on Highway 16 west. The event runs from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the barbecues run from 4 to 8 p.m.