Second Harvest and Sodexo feed 220 summer campers
TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ -
Who: 220 hungry children from Toronto city camps.
What: Second Harvest, Sodexo and volunteers will feed hungry campers at the Feeding Our Future BBQ.
Where: Lord Dufferin Public School, 350 Parliament Street (south of Gerrard).
When: Tuesday, August 12th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Why: To provide kids in city camps with a special BBQ, and highlight the Feeding Our Future program.
The Feeding Our Future program was developed by Sodexo in response to children going hungry
over the summer months. Inner-city parents were reluctant to sign up
their children for free summer camps because they couldn't afford to
provide them with lunches to take along for the day. Many of these
children rely on free or subsidized lunches throughout the school year
but go hungry in the summer months. Second Harvest and Sodexo
collaborate on Feeding Our Future, with funding provided by The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation, to provide
approximately 38,000 lunches to Toronto kids over the summer.
Hungry campers enjoying a summer BBQ.
Debra Lawson, Executive Director, Second Harvest
Tracey Durand, Senior Vice President Legal & Corporate Affairs, Sodexo
About Second Harvest
Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity
in Canada. Second Harvest rescues excess food that would otherwise go
to waste, and delivers that food to more than 200 social service
agencies in Toronto, feeding people in need.
Sodexo, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated food and facilities
management services in Canada and around the world. Its charitable
organization, the Sodexo Foundation, sponsors and supports
hunger-related initiatives, targeting the root causes of hunger in
SOURCE: Second Harvest
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