Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop kicks off food drive for Second Harvest and U.T.S.U. Food and Clothing Bank

In partnership with University of Toronto Students' Union Brooks Brothers will collect non-perishable food items for the charity until American Thanksgiving

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - On the heels of Canada's Thanksgiving celebration, American clothier Brooks Brothers is giving thanks and announcing the kick-off to a holiday food drive, benefitting Second Harvest and U.T.S.U. Food and Clothing Bank.  In partnership with the University of Toronto Students' Union, the Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, at the corner of Bloor and St. George Streets, will be collecting non-perishable food items in the hopes of gathering 1,000lbs of food, to provide 1,000 meals for the community.

Brooks Brothers will celebrate American Thanksgiving with an Open House from 4-7pm - November 22 - where Toronto singer-songwriter, new host for The X FACTOR's "Pepsi PreShow Live" in Los Angeles and Universal Music Canada recording artist -Jesse Giddings - will perform and refreshments will be served. Guests are asked to bring a non perishable food item to the event.

"Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for friends and family to come together to share food and we see this drive as a great way for Brooks Brothers - a 194 year old company - to connect with our new community on campus," says Jeck Chou, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop Store Manager.  "It's also important for us at Brooks Brothers to support extraordinary and long-standing charitable organizations and Second Harvest is no exception serving the community since 1985."

"Second Harvest and its partner community agencies are very pleased to share in the food raised by Brooks Brothers over the next few weeks," says Jo-Anne Sobie, Executive Director, Second Harvest. "As we continue our work to rescue and provide fresh food to those in need in Toronto, we see a great alignment with Brooks Brothers efforts to enhance the lives of people in the communities they serve."

"We are pleased to partner with Brooks Brothers around their food drive initiative," says Munib Sajjad, Vice President University Affairs of the University of Toronto Students' Union. "We believe that everyone must know the disparities of wealth and that food isn't a guarantee for many members of the Toronto community. We are proud to work with Brooks Brothers as many people depend on the donations to our Food and Clothing Bank every week."

Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop at 262 Bloor Street West will be officially collecting non-perishable food items until November 22, 2012.

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