Maple Leaf Foods and Glanbrook Home Support Programme Deliver "Meals Made Easy"

Maple Leaf Foods donates $25,000, volunteers to support nutritious meal deliveries in the Hamilton area

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TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Foods is proud to support the Glanbrook Home Support Programme with a $25,000 donation to the Programme's Meals Made Easy frozen meal delivery program. To celebrate the donation, Maple Leaf Foods' employees joined volunteers and staff from the Glanbrook Home Support Programme to deliver meals to homes throughout the local community.

"Glanbrook Home Support Programme is very grateful for Maple Leaf's support for our Meals Made Easy Program," said Janice Gumbley, Executive Director, Glanbrook Home Support Programme. "This generous donation will be used to help us provide nutritious meals to seniors and adults with disabilities on the Hamilton Mountain, Binbrook and Mt. Hope areas. This past fiscal year we provided more than 17,200 meals to over 300 people, and we look forward to delivering even more with the support from companies like Maple Leaf Foods."

"Maple Leaf Foods and the Glanbrook Home Support Programme share a passion for providing people and families with healthy and nutritious food," said Anne Tennier, Vice President, Environment Affairs for Maple Leaf Foods and responsible for community relations in Hamilton. "It was so much fun joining the volunteers of Glanbrook Home Support and see front-and-centre the positive difference they're making in people's lives. We're pleased to support the Programme in fulfilling its mission of delivering high-quality meals and encouraging healthy living throughout the Hamilton area."

Glanbrook Home Support Programme is a nonprofit charitable agency that provides supportive services and programs to seniors and adults with disabilities to assist them to live safely and independently in their own homes in Glanbrook and Hamilton.  The Programme provides "Meals Made Easy", a frozen meal delivery service that serves more than 300 homes throughout Glanbrook and Hamilton. Meals are prepared from fresh foods and frozen the week prior to delivery. They are delivered directly to clients' homes. There are more than 35 different entrées and desserts to choose from, plus seven varieties of soup that are offered each week.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading food company, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company employs approximately 19,500 people at its operations across Canada and in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Asia. The Company had sales of $4.9 billion in 2011.


Image with caption: "Maple Leaf Foods employees join volunteers and staff of the Glanbrook Home Support Programme to deliver nutritious meals to people in need in the Hamilton area. (CNW Group/Maple Leaf Foods Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121206_C7071_PHOTO_EN_21660.jpg

SOURCE: Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

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