CP contributes $100,000 to breakfast program for thousands of Toronto
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - A Toronto-area program that provides a
nourishing breakfast for small children every school morning will now
be able to expand its services to reach more kids, thanks to support by
Canadian Pacific and the Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) have announced
the railway has contributed $100,000 with $50,000 earmarked for the
opening of 16 new clubs, benefitting about 3,200 children.
The remaining $50,000 will support the existing 66 clubs in Toronto
schools that already reach 18,167 children every morning.
"We are excited Canadian Pacific has joined us in advancing the
Breakfast Club of Canada mission throughout the Greater Toronto Area,"
said Daniel Germain, Founding President of the Breakfast Club of
Canada. "As a community we need to show our children that the way to
success in life, is through having success in school. Starting their
day in a safe, inclusive environment, with a nourishing meal is an
important part of that success equation. We thank CP for its support."
"Canadian Pacific values the important role of the Breakfast Club of
Canada in providing so many young children a nourishing start to the
day," said CP Chief Executive Officer, E. Hunter Harrison. "Our
railway is pleased to be supporting the BCC and the work its doing in
improving the quality of children's lives through their in-school
Germain added organizations like Canadian Pacific make BCC a leader in
the solution to Canada's growing levels of food insecurity in youth,
the widening of the nutritional food gap, and ever increasing student
productivity and success challenges.
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada celebrates their role as a National leader in
nutritional programming in schools, and their role as an advocate for
the children in the public school system. BCC provides supports,
leadership, food supplies, equipment, training and significant
financial assistance for in-school breakfast clubs for children of all
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) is a transcontinental railway in
Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports,
including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a
competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of
the globe. CP is a low-cost provider that is growing with its
customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services,
logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
SOURCE: Canadian Pacific
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