Donation to food banks in Ontario with purchase of holiday gift packs
from top spirit brands like Wiser's Canadian Whisky, Kahlza and
Carolans Irish Cream
TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - The holiday season is a time for giving. Why not
check off those on your gift list and at the same time, help the many people
facing hunger in your community?
With each purchase of a Corby Distilleries Holiday Gift Pack at LCBO
stores, Corby will contribute $1 on your behalf to the Ontario Association of
Food Banks (OAFB).
"The sad fact is that one in five food banks in Ontario do not have
enough food to meet the needs of those they serve," says Adam Spence,
Executive Director of the OAFB. "Corby's commitment during the holiday season
will help us bridge that gap."
The OAFB is a network of food banks working to end hunger in 119
communities across Ontario. Every month, over 330,000 Ontarians are served by
food banks, with 40 per cent of those served being children.
The organization moves millions of pounds of food and hundreds of
thousands of litres of milk every year, coordinates the food bank distribution
network supply chain, encourages safety and quality, develops best practices
and raises the profile of hunger and poverty.
"We're really pleased to offer gifts that give back this season," says
Colin Kavanagh, VP of Marketing for Corby. "We hope people will recognize they
are making a difference, helping to feed a fellow Ontarian, but also providing
a thoughtful gift to a friend or family member."
Look for the gold seal sticker on Corby gift packs in the LCBO. Total
donation amount will be up to a maximum of $20,000 CDN. Gift packs available
include Wiser's(R) De Luxe Canadian whisky with two glasses, Wyndham Estate(R)
Shiraz wine duo, Perrier-Jouet(R) Champagne with two champagne flutes,
Carolans Irish Cream Liquor with 2 glasses, Courvoisier(R) VS Cognac with 2
snifters, Kahlza(R) paired with decadent Poulain(R) Chocolate, plus many more.
Gift packs available in LCBO stores as of November 1, 2007.
About Corby Distilleries
Corby Distilleries Limited is a leading Canadian manufacturer and
marketer of spirits and imported wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands
includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's
Canadian whiskies, Lamb's rum, Polar Ice vodka and Seagram's Coolers.
For further information:
For further information: or to speak to a representative from Corby or
the OAFB, please contact: Megan Matthews, Harbinger, (416) 960-5100 x232,