TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Barrick Gold Corporation announced a three-year, $100,000 sponsorship of Daily Bread Food Bank's fleet of five food delivery trucks at Daily Bread's Toronto facility today. The sponsorship comes through Barrick's Heart of Gold Fund which supports Canadian non-profit organizations and other charitable endeavors with mandates that contribute to economic and social development.
"Barrick's mandate is to create positive change in the countries in which we do business, and it is also important that we help support our neighbours where we are headquartered here in Toronto," said Peter Sinclair, Chief Sustainability Officer, Barrick.
Barrick has been donating to Daily Bread Food Bank since 2008, and sponsored one truck from 2012 to 2014.
"The majority of Daily Bread's member agencies are small, and do not have their own trucks or the resources to pick up food for their clients," said Gail Nyberg, Executive Director of Daily Bread Food Bank. "Our trucks and drivers are extremely important in executing our mission to get food to people that need it."
Daily Bread Food Bank has five trucks that deliver and pick up donated food throughout Toronto five days a week. The trucks load up with food every morning between 7:30 am and 8:30 am, leave the warehouse to deliver food to agencies, then pick up food donations, and return by 4:30 pm. Daily Bread's trucks travel an average of 25,000 km per year, and play a critical role in the distribution process that supplies nourishment for 110,000 client visits at almost 200 food bank and meal programs across the city.
About Barrick Gold Corporation
Our vision is the generation of wealth through responsible mining—wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner. We aim to be the leading mining company focused on gold, growing our cash flow per share by developing and operating high-quality assets, through disciplined allocation of human and financial capital, and operational excellence.
Barrick has mining operations in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Zambia. The company was founded in 1983, and is headquartered in Toronto. Barrick's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ABX.
About Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number: 11888 1549 RR0001) that is fighting hunger in our communities. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 programs across Toronto. Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger, releases the annual Who's Hungry research report, and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes. Learn more at dailybread.ca.
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For further information: BARRICK MEDIA CONTACT, Andy Lloyd, Senior Vice President, Communications, Phone: 416-307-7414, [email protected]; Benita Aalto, Media Relations, Daily Bread Food Bank, Direct: 416-203-0050 ext. 238, Mobile: 416-450-2196, [email protected]