ARYZTA & Tim Horton Children's Foundation Building Brighter Futures for More Children Together

ARYZTA executives present a cheque to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation for their five-year pledge towards new camp development. From left to right: Dave Newnham, THCF Vice President & Executive Director, Peter Tremblay, Vice President Customer Marketing ARYZTA, John Yamin, CEO of the Americas and Chief Marketing Officer ARYZTA, and Deb Cochrane, Vice President Strategic Partnership Development ARYZTA. (CNW Group/Tim Horton Children's Foundation)

ST. GEORGE, ON, Jan. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - A significant five-year pledge from ARYZTA has enabled the Tim Horton Children's Foundation to move one step closer to opening the seventh Foundation camp and increasing the number of children served annually to more than 20,000.

As one of the largest bakery companies in the world, ARYZTA has a leadership position in the speciality frozen bakery industry and is a global supplier of baked goods to the foodservice, retail and QSR sectors. The company strives to make positive contributions to its community, by building relationships and earning a positive reputation as a good employer, neighbour and corporate citizen.

In addition to this generous commitment to the Foundation's campaign for new camp development, ARYZTA also supports the organization's food program and attends golf tournaments and the Black Tie gala event each year.

As one of the organization's major partners, ARYZTA has shown outstanding dedication to building brighter futures for economically disadvantaged children from Tim Hortons communities across North America. John Yamin, CEO of the Americas and Chief Marketing Officer, ARYZTA, comments, "Supporting our youth is supporting the future. ARYZTA is honored to be part of this great effort that Tim Hortons has made for so many years in providing an opportunity to improve our future by enriching the lives of disadvantaged children."

With the help of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners, Foundation friends and corporate partners, like ARYZTA, the Foundation provided memorable and enriching camp experiences for more than 17,000 young people this year.

A Foundation camp experience is an opportunity for a child to gain valuable life skills in a nurturing environment. Participating in challenging activities during their time at camp inspires these children and youth to set personal goals and reach new heights. The campers receive encouragement from dedicated staff and in turn develop confidence in their abilities and learn to take pride in their accomplishments. Many of our campers return home as more caring, responsible and motivated individuals.

About the Tim Horton Children's Foundation:
The Tim Horton Children's Foundation was established in 1974 in memory of the great hockey star, Tim Horton.  The Foundation was created as a way to honour Tim's memory, and to keep alive his love for helping those less fortunate.  Since its inception, the Foundation has strived to provide an enriched and memorable camp experience for children and youth living in economically disadvantaged homes. To learn more about the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, please visit www.thcf.com.

SOURCE Tim Horton Children's Foundation

Image with caption: "ARYZTA executives present a cheque to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation for their five-year pledge towards new camp development. From left to right: Dave Newnham, THCF Vice President & Executive Director, Peter Tremblay, Vice President Customer Marketing ARYZTA, John Yamin, CEO of the Americas and Chief Marketing Officer ARYZTA, and Deb Cochrane, Vice President Strategic Partnership Development ARYZTA. (CNW Group/Tim Horton Children's Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140127_C5320_PHOTO_EN_35899.jpg

For further information:

Jeffrey Hoffman
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Telephone: 519-448-1248
Email: jeffrey.hoffman@thcf.com