Kraft Canada Partners with Tim Horton Children's Foundation to Provide Nourishment for Healthy Lifestyles

ST. GEORGE, ON, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - A partnership between Kraft Canada and the Tim Horton Children's Foundation has fueled thousands of economically disadvantaged children to discover their best while at camp.

As one of the largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies in the country, Kraft Canada is committed to giving back to the communities where its employees live and work. The company's annual contributions to the Foundation's food program are significant and proper nutrition is critical to campers' physical and emotional growth, health and ability to learn. In addition to the generous product donations, Kraft Canada also supports a variety of fundraising events each year including the Foundation's golf tournaments and Black Tie gala.

As one of the organization's major partners, Kraft Canada has shown outstanding dedication and recently made an incremental five year commitment towards a campaign for new camp development. Barb Peters, Vice President Foodservice at Kraft Canada comments, "Kraft Canada is committed to corporate giving in the areas where we feel we can make the most difference.  We're proud to partner with and support the Tim Horton Children's Foundation and the work the Foundation does to provide economically disadvantaged children the opportunity to enrich their lives."

With the help of Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners, Foundation friends and corporate partners, like Kraft Canada, the Foundation will provide memorable and enriching camp experiences for more than 16,000 young people this year.

A Foundation camp experience is an opportunity for a child to gain valuable life skills in a nurturing environment. Participating in challenging activities during their time at camp inspires these children and youth to set personal goals and reach new heights. The campers receive encouragement from dedicated staff and in turn develop confidence in their abilities and learn to take pride in their accomplishments. Many of our campers return home as more caring, responsible and motivated individuals.

About the Tim Horton Children's Foundation:

The Tim Horton Children's Foundation was established in 1974 in memory of the great hockey star, Tim Horton.  The Foundation was created as a way to honour Tim's memory, and to keep alive his love for helping those less fortunate.  Since its inception, the Foundation has strived to provide an enriched and memorable camp experience for children and youth living in economically disadvantaged homes. To learn more about the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, please visit www.thcf.com.

SOURCE: Tim Horton Children's Foundation

For further information:

Jeffrey Hoffman
Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Telephone: 519-448-1248
Email: jeffrey.hoffman@thcf.com

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