TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada is pleased to announce
that CitiFinancial has increased its level of support to Key Partner
for the coming year and generously provided a corporate donation in the
amount of $100,000. Since partnering together in 2010, CitiFinancial
has made corporate donations totaling more than $235,000 as well as
providing numerous employee volunteer hours and in-branch food drives
in support of local food banks.
Usage of food banks in Canada remains near record levels despite the end
of the recession. Every month almost 850,000 Canadians - almost 40% of
them children - depend on a food bank to meet life's basic necessities.
"CitiFinancial has again demonstrated its commitment to relieving hunger
in Canada, with its increased financial commitment to Food Banks Canada
and ongoing support of local food banks," said Katharine Schmidt, Food
Banks Canada Executive Director. "We are so grateful for their
CitiFinancial employees show their support of local food banks through
two major annual events - Global Community Day in June and Customer
Appreciation Days in November, with both events combining hundreds of
volunteer hours with in-branch food drives.
"CitiFinancial is proud to continue its partnership with Food Banks
Canada," said Scott Wood, President, CitiFinancial Canada, Inc. "As a
community-based organization, increasing our partnership level and
corporate donation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the
communities we serve."
"Partnering with Food Banks Canada is a perfect fit for our branch
network that is comprised of more than 200 branches located in every
province across Canada plus two territories," said Bradford Scott,
Senior Vice President, Marketing, CitiFinancial Canada, Inc. "Our
branch teams are actively engaged in our sponsorship efforts by
providing volunteer hours and food donations at the affiliated Food
Banks Canada member food banks in their communities."
Food Banks Canada works with corporations across all sectors to relieve
hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related
organizations in every province and territory that assists close to
850,000 Canadians each month. Together the network shares over 200
million pounds of essential safe quality food annually, provides social
programs that help to foster self-sufficiency, and advocates for policy
change that will help create a Canada where no one goes hungry. For
more information visit www.foodbankscanada.ca .
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Image with caption: "Left: Bradford Scott - Senior Vice President, CitiFinancial Canada, Inc., Centre: Katharine Schmidt - Executive Director, Food Banks Canada, Right: Scott Wood - President, CitiFinancial Canada, Inc. (CNW Group/Food Banks Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140108_C7523_PHOTO_EN_35389.jpg
SOURCE: Food Banks Canada
For further information:
Food Banks Canada
(905) 602-5234 ext. 228
Citi Canada Public Affairs