Awards recognize significant support to the food banking community
TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada announced the
recipients of its second annual Corporate Donor awards to acknowledge
the outstanding efforts of its corporate donors to reduce hunger in
Canada. The Corporate Donor awards recognize donors in three
categories: Award of Excellence, Donor of the Year and Innovator of the
"Recognizing the passion and generosity of these exceptional
corporations is a great honour. These companies have gone above and
beyond to assist Canadians in need" says Robin Garrett, Chair of the
Board, Food Banks Canada. "With close to 900,000 Canadians turning to
food banks each month it takes the commitment of all Canadians to make
a difference, and we are grateful that so many in the business
community are supporting our work."
This year's award recipients:
The Award of Excellence was presented to Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) for its positive
impact on the issue of hunger and food banking in Canada. Loblaw has
supported Food Banks Canada and its membership through its Extra
Helping food drive campaigns in addition to the company's significant
contribution to the National Food Share System.
The Donor of the Year was awarded to Shaw Communications Inc. for its significant commitment
through its national cause marketing campaign 'Together is Amazing'
that included a national food and fund drive and awareness raising
campaign that engaged Shaw employees across Canada.
The Innovator of the Year was presented to Walmart Canada for its unique contribution to food
banking in Canada. The company initiated a Retail Food Program which
matches food banks with Walmart stores to enable donations of food and
Congratulations to all our donors who help to reduce hunger through
fundraising, food donations and bringing much needed attention to the
The awards were presented at Food Banks Canada's annual Celebrating our Partners breakfast. To view the partner videos visit www.facebook.com/foodbankscanada.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing
the food bank community across Canada. Our Members, Affiliate Member
food banks, and their respective agencies serve approximately 85% of
people accessing emergency food programs nationwide. Our mission is to
meet the short-term need for food and find long-term solutions to
reduce hunger. Please visit www.foodbankscanada.ca for more information.
SOURCE: Food Banks Canada
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