The Cora Foundation raises $160,000 for Breakfast Clubs of Canada

A ray of sunshine to feed Canadian kids!

MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - As soon as the tally was in for the annual Cora Foundation fundraising campaign in support of Breakfast Clubs of Canada, it was clear that the results were going to bring plenty of sunshine to Canadian schoolchildren as they start their day. The cross-Canada campaign raised a total of $160,000, which was made up from the sale of Cora sun icons in the restaurants of the network at $1 a piece between November 14 and December 31, 2011, and from Cora's suppliers.

"I think we have surpassed all previous records with this year's fundraiser," says Daniel Germain, President-Founder of Breakfast Clubs of Canada. "What's more, since the campaign was held across Canada, it helped us promote the Clubs' mission throughout the country. It's a partnership that we're very proud of and I'd like to thank Mrs. Cora and her team for the enthusiasm and commitment they have shown year after year. In short, a huge thank-you!"

"If there is anyone who is more convinced of the importance of giving children a good, nourishing breakfast before class starts," adds Cora Tsouflidou, President of the Cora Foundation, "it's probably Daniel Germain! I am very proud to help the Clubs because I remain convinced that starting the day on a full stomach is the very minimum for any child. Thanks to the entire team of Cora Restaurants and its suppliers who took part in the campaign - your dedication to the cause warms my heart."

About Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Breakfast Clubs of Canada is committed to its mission of ensuring that all Canadian children will have an equal chance to start their school day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that promotes self-esteem. We accomplish this work with the help of both individual, corporate and field partners, all committed to the cause of feeding our children's future. We offer funding, kitchen equipment, food donation, training and management tools to more than 118,000 schoolchildren in 1170 schools and are serving more than 16 million breakfasts a year.

To learn more about Breakfast Clubs of Canada's activities and its mission, or to find out how you can get involved, visit www.breakfastclubscanada.org or become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BreakfastClubsCanadaFanClub.

About the Cora Franchise Group Inc.
The Cora restaurant chain is famous for its all-day breakfast fare that boasts mounds of fresh fruit artfully prepared on-site by specially-trained "fruiters". Over the years, inspired by family traditions, health trends, customer requests and suggestions from her children, Cora has created more than 100 menu ideas; many are still named after the customer or family member who inspired the creation. With now more than 125 locations across the country, the restaurants offer customers top quality food and service Monday to Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

SOURCE Breakfast Clubs of Canada

For further information:

Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Marie Pier Paradis
Communications Coordinator
1 866 794-4900 x 229
MariePier.Paradis@BreakfastClubsCanada.org

Cora:
Stephan Bisson
Marketing Manager
450 435-3900 x 297
sbisson@chezcora.com

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