Bentall Kennedy's Fare Fight For Food Challenge To Support 17 Local Food Banks Across Canada

VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Bentall Kennedy today launched its Fare Fight For Food Challenge, a national initiative that will partner Bentall Kennedy-managed shopping centres in 17 locations across Canada with local food banks.

During the next 8 months, North Hill Centre and The Calgary Interfaith Food Bank will host special events and promotions to raise awareness about hunger in our communities and across our country.  North Hill Centre will also compete against other participating malls across Canada, for funds raised and pounds of food collected.  Winners will be given one of five $10,000 grants, to be donated to the winner's partner food bank.

North Hill Centre is also very pleased to announce our 1st local Program Partner "DNTW Chartered Accountants" who are located in our professional office.  DNTW Chartered Accountants have made a very generous donation to launch our regional fundraising program for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.

"In Canada, food bank usage is on the rise and Bentall Kennedy is determined to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work" said John Minas, Vice President, Retail Services East.  Food Banks Canada's website indicates that each month, close to 900,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks, and 38% of those helped are children and youth.  "Our goal is to raise $75,000 & collect 20,000 pounds of food during our national challenge" said John Minas, Vice President, Retail Services East.

100% of the proceeds collected during fundraising will go to the partner food banks across Canada.   The shopping centre that raises the most money will earn its partner food bank an additional $10,000.  Other grant categories include:  Most amount of money fundraised per shopping centre square foot; Most amount of non-perishable food collected (by weight);   Highest amount of corporate/business/service club monetary donation received; and lastly most amount of shopper/supporter e-mail addresses collected from the national on-line contest.

"Each shopping centre will designate a high traffic area to bring attention to our campaign, look for our display at each participating mall" said Tony Segaric, Vice President, Retail Services West.  "We will showcase our goal progress, adding excitement and a little friendly competition to our national challenge!"

For more information about Bentall Kennedy's Fare Fight For Food campaign, visit farefightforfood.ca.  We encourage everyone to enter the on-line contest for a chance to WIN Groceries For A Year (A $3,000 Value) and support their local Food Bank!

Current Participating Shopping Centres & Benefitting Food Banks

- Capilano Mall (North Vancouver, BC) 
- Driftwood Mall (Courtenay, BC)         
- Tamarack Centre (Cranbrook, BC)   
- Park & Tilford (North Vancouver BC)  
- Village Green Mall (Vernon, BC)        
- Westshore Town Centre (Langford BC) 
- Willowbrook Shopping Centre (Langley, BC)
- Bower Place (Red Deer, AB)   
- North Hill Centre (Calgary, AB)           
- Oliver Square / Village (Edmonton, AB) 
- Cloverdale Mall (Etobicoke, ON)          
- Sheridan Centre (Mississauga, ON)     
- Milton Mall (Milton, ON)          
- Westmount Shopping Centre (London, ON) 
- Windsor Crossing (LaSalle, ON)          
- Hazeldean Mall (Kanata, ON)       
- 10 Dundas East (Toronto,ON)           
































Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
Comox Valley Food Bank Society
Cranbrook Food Bank Society
Harvest Project
Vernon Food Bank
Goldstream Food Bank
Langley Food Bank
Red Deer Food Bank Society
Calgary Interfaith Food Bank Society
Edmonton Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank
Mississauga Food Bank
Salvation Army Khi Community Food Bank
London Food Bank
Essex Area Food Bank
Kanata Food Bank
The Salvation Army Railside Centre

About Bentall Kennedy

Bentall Kennedy is one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and one of its foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 500 clients across 142 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, residential and hotel properties totalling $27 billion throughout North America. Bentall Kennedy has a 100-year track record of delivering superior returns and a reputation for integrity, innovation and creating value. Bentall Kennedy is a leader in responsible property investing. As part of our fiduciary framework, we seek to enhance asset performance by addressing the environmental, social and governance aspects of developing, owning and managing commercial real estate. For more information visit: www.bentallkennedy.com

 

SOURCE North Hill Centre

For further information:

Domenic Imbesi
Regional Director,
Marketing Retail Services East
Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
T. 905.271.5088
E. dimbesi@bentallkennedy.com   

Bonney Rempel
Regional Director,
Marketing Retail Services West
Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
T. 604.891.8552
E. brempel@bentallkennedy.com

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