MEDIA INVITATION: Hungry Young Campers Receive BBQ Lunch in Regent Park

Second Harvest and Sodexo feed 220 summer campers

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ -

 

Who: 220 hungry children from Toronto city camps.

What: Second Harvest, Sodexo and volunteers will feed hungry campers at the Feeding Our Future BBQ.

Where: Lord Dufferin Public School, 350 Parliament Street (south of Gerrard).

When: Tuesday, August 12th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Why: To provide kids in city camps with a special BBQ, and highlight the Feeding Our Future program.

The Feeding Our Future program was developed by Sodexo in response to children going hungry over the summer months. Inner-city parents were reluctant to sign up their children for free summer camps because they couldn't afford to provide them with lunches to take along for the day. Many of these children rely on free or subsidized lunches throughout the school year but go hungry in the summer months. Second Harvest and Sodexo collaborate on Feeding Our Future, with funding provided by The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation, to provide approximately 38,000 lunches to Toronto kids over the summer.

Photo Opportunity:

  • Hungry campers enjoying a summer BBQ.

Interviews:

  • Debra Lawson, Executive Director, Second Harvest

  • Tracey Durand, Senior Vice President Legal & Corporate Affairs, Sodexo

About Second Harvest

Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues excess food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers that food to more than 200 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people in need.

About Sodexo

Sodexo, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in Canada and around the world. Its charitable organization, the Sodexo Foundation, sponsors and supports hunger-related initiatives, targeting the root causes of hunger in Canada

SOURCE Second Harvest

For further information:

Tonia Krauser
Director of Communications
Second Harvest
416-625-6774
toniak@secondharvest.ca