TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - AT&T* has awarded a contribution of $25,000 to Meal Exchange, a Canadian national youth-driven charity that engages, educates and mobilizes youth to work with their communities across Canada to alleviate hunger locally and achieve food security.
The AT&T contribution was officially presented to Meal Exchange at its University of Toronto chapter's annual Trick or Eat® event by David Aspinall, Canada Sales Center Vice President, AT&T Business Solutions.
- Trick or Eat® is an important nationwide campaign that encourages Canadian youth to raise money, go door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items and raise awareness of hunger in the community.
- Building on a longstanding support with the student-led charity, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have proudly supported Meal Exchange since 2010.
- In addition, AT&T in Canada has donated funds to enhance Meal Exchange's education initiatives across student campuses in Canada and to help the organization raise awareness of existing hunger issues.
"The issue of hunger is something that requires consistent support," said Peter Kapler, Interim Director, Meal Exchange. "We are very thankful for AT&T's ongoing support both in terms of funding, but also through their engagement with our programs."
"Meal Exchange does tremendous work to help alleviate hunger in Canada," said AT&T's David Aspinall. "We are thrilled to continue our support for a student-led organization working toward such an important and worthy goal."
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About Meal Exchange
Founded in 1993 by 17-year-old Wilfrid Laurier student Rahul Raj, Meal Exchange (MX) has grown to national youth-driven registered charity that offers students in universities, colleges, and secondary schools fun and creative programs that blend student energy and passion with their strengths and capacities as youth leaders. Its programs have been run in over 100 communities across Canada, engaged more than 75,000 youth and generated over $3 million worth of food. Meal Exchange's vision is to help eliminate the root causes of hunger and poverty in Canada by engaging tomorrow's leaders, today.
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