Media Advisory - Capital One scores a hat trick for Second Harvest



    Capital One associates put the "drive" in Food Drive with donation of
    refrigerated truck

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:

    Capital One's Hat Trick (donation of Food, Funds and Folks) is helping to
fill a significant void in the fight against hunger....the gap in donations
between Thanksgiving and the December holidays.
    Capital One associates will be loading up their recently purchased
refrigerated truck with food accumulated via an internal Food Drive, then help
Second Harvest sort and package the food for distribution to children in need,
seniors on fixed incomes, women fleeing domestic violence abuse, homeless
people and thousands of others who have fallen on hard times.

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at noon

    WHERE:

    Capital One, located at 5140 Yonge Street.
    MEDIA is invited to the loading docks on the Park Home Avenue side of the
building

    WHY:

    Over the last three years Capital One and Second Harvest have partnered
on a number of initiatives, culminating in the purchase of a new refrigerated
truck for $125,000. As a company, Capital One is focused on issues that are
relevant to their business and that are responsive to the social needs of the
community - with the ultimate goal of helping families build a solid
foundation to provide for their children in ways that ensure future success.
    With that focus in mind, Capital One associates have recently had a
successful food drive, and will spend the afternoon at Second Harvest's
warehouse, sorting the food into smaller boxes for delivery to social service
agencies in the city.
    Every day, Second Harvest picks up donated fresh food, which would
otherwise have gone to waste, and delivers that food to 250 social service
programs throughout the city. Second Harvest currently provides food for about
14,000 meals a day to children in breakfast programs, seniors on fixed
incomes, women fleeing domestic abuse, people with mental illness, homeless
people, and many others who have fallen on hard times.

    
    WHO:

    -   Capital One, a leading credit card issuer located in Toronto, is
        committed to giving back to the community not just through financial
        support but also through volunteerism
    -   Second Harvest, a charity which picks up fresh, donated food and
        delivers it daily to 250 social service programs in Toronto.
    





For further information:

For further information: Abby Robins, Communications Manager - Second
Harvest, Office: (416) 408-2594, Cell: (416) 315-5280, www.secondharvest.ca,
abbyr@secondharvest.ca


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