Coca-Cola Canada Renews Its Commitment to Lunches With Love
WINNIPEG, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Coca-Cola Canada and Lunches With Love are coming together to provide thousands of vulnerable Winnipeg people
with a healthy meal. Coca-Cola Canada is making a $2,000 donation to
Lunches With Love.
Winnipeg teen Nathan Unrau founded Lunches With Love in 2012 to provide bagged lunches to Winnipeg's homeless. Coca-Cola
Canada learned about his inspiring work, and chose Nathan Unrau as an
Open Happiness Leader in 2013. Last summer, we helped Nathan get the
word out about his work, and with a large team of volunteers, and help
him take Lunches With Love to the next level. Together we helped Nathan pack 2,000 lunches, and
delivered them with him to shelters across Winnipeg. Since then, Lunches With Love continues to thrive and grow, inspiring more people to come together
for their community.
"Coca-Cola Canada has been a part of the Winnipeg community since 1915,
"said John Guarino, President of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada. "Lunches With Love and Nathan Unrau are great examples of why Winnipeg is a special place.
We're pleased to continue to support their important work building a
stronger Winnipeg community."
"Coca-Cola Canada has been a big supporter of ours over the past year,
breathing life into our charity and helping us grow, "said Nathan
Unrau, Founder and CEO of Lunches With Love. "I'm grateful for their ongoing support, and know this donation is
going to do a lot of good in Winnipeg."
Coca-Cola Canada's donation will allow Lunches With Love to provide over 1,500 lunches
Since last summer, Lunches With Love has almost doubled the number of lunches it provides each month
Through our community partnerships in Winnipeg, Coca-Cola Canada also
supports Breakfast Club of Canada programs and ParticipACTION Teen
About Lunches With Love:
Lunches With Love is a non-profit organization started by (then) 12-year old Nathan. His
first donation of 42 paper bag lunches were donated on October 27th,
2012 as a way to earn his way to We Day with community service. After
seeing the conditions under which the homeless in their city were
living, Nathan and his family decided they needed to continue their
support and invite others to help do much more. Nathan decided he
wanted to continue bringing as many lunches as he could to homeless
shelters in Winnipeg. Since that day in October, Lunches With Love has prepared and donated over 16,000 lunches. For more information and
to get involved, please visit http://luncheswithlovewinnipeg.com/.
About Coca-Cola Canada:
Coca-Cola in Canada operates in all ten provinces, and employs 6,300
people in more than 50 facilities, including seven production
facilities across Canada. We offer a wide variety of beverage brands,
many of which come in no-calorie and low-calorie options. These
beverages include sparkling soft drinks, still waters, juices and fruit
beverages, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas. We're
proud to offer some of the most popular brands in Canada including
Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola Zero®, Sprite®, Fanta®, Nestea®,
PowerAde®, Minute Maid®, Dasani® and vitaminwater®.
Coca-Cola in Canada is represented by Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and
Coca-Cola Ltd. For more information about our Company, please visit our
website at www.livepositively.ca or www.cocacola.ca
SOURCE: Coca-Cola Canada
For further information:
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Director, Lunches With Love Inc.