VANCOUVER, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - COBS Bread will be donating $1 from every COBS Bread Higher Fibre loaf and Whole Wheat loaf from September 12 to September 20, 2015 to Breakfast Club of Canada (The Club). The Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funding and services for school breakfast programs in communities across the country.
This is the second year of COBS Bread's and The Club's charitable partnership. Last year's campaign raised over $42,000 for The Club and this year's goal is to raise more than $75,000. Every $1 raised for The Club feeds one child breakfast.
"Both COBS Bread and The Club believe every child deserves a healthy breakfast," says Tanya Hook, Marketing Manager at COBS Bread. "With 1 in 7 children going to school without breakfast, The Club needs support to help turn the number of hungry, distracted children in the classroom to learning, happy students."
Last year, The Club served more than 25 million breakfasts to students. In addition to the COBS Cares fundraiser, many COBS Bread bakeries donate leftover bread at the end of the day to support a breakfast program.
"We are so pleased to have COBS Bread as a partner. Not only is the relationship beneficial to the Club and our students, but our core values align in that we both believe in serving nutritious products, like their Higher Fibre loaf and Whole Wheat loaf, to growing children." Josee Desjardins, Senior Director Western Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada.
The public can contribute to the fundraiser by purchasing any large Whole Wheat or Higher Fibre loaf from COBS Bread from Sept 12 – 20, or by adding a donation to their purchase at any of COBS Bread's 83 bakeries across Canada located in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. To find the bakery nearest you, visit www.cobsbread.com/bakerylocator.
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, food, training and support to school breakfast programs across the country. We are dedicated to making sure every child starts their day with a nutritious meal in a nourishing environment, helping them thrive at school, at home and in their community. Founded in Quebec in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada began to fund and support school breakfast programs nationally in 2005. For more information, visit www.breakfastclubcanada.org.
About COBS Bread
COBS Bread is part of the world's most successful franchise bakery network – Bakers Delight – an Australian-owned company. All of COBS' baked goods are made on the same day they are sold ensuring that everything is fresh and delightful. Any unsold items are donated daily to various local charities and food banks. For more information about COBS Bread, please visit www.cobsbread.com.
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Video with caption: "Video: Alice Brown Elementary School breakfast program, and volunteers, from Langley, BC, are so inspiring that Breakfast Club of Canada and its partner, COBS Bread, decided to capture the essence of what they do in a short video.". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQFuwOX__fw
Image with caption: "COBS Bread and Breakfast Club of Canada (CNW Group/COBS Bread)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150909_C8083_PHOTO_EN_492843.jpg
For further information: Media Inquiries: Alexandra Presley, Advisor, Communications and Corporate Relations, Breakfast Club of Canada, 604-685-2220, Alexandra.Presley@breakfastclubcanada.org; Tanya Hook, Marketing Manager, COBS Bread, 604-296-3511, Tanya.Hook@cobsbread.com