Summer lunch program for at-risk children addresses nutritional needs
TORONTO, August 11, 2017 /CNW/ -
Who: Hungry children from Toronto city camps
What: Second Harvest, Sodexo and volunteers will feed hungry campers at the Feeding Our Future BBQ
Where: University Settlement, 23 Grange Road, Toronto (downtown, near Queen Street & McCaul Street)
When: Monday, August 14th, 12:00 P.M – 2:00 P.M.
Why: Across Canada, an estimated one million children depend on school lunch programs. When summer arrives and schools close, many go without. Sodexo's STOP HUNGER Foundation Feeding Our Future initiative was developed by Sodexo in response to children going hungry over the summer months.
In Toronto, Second Harvest and Sodexo collaborate on Feeding Our Future, with funding provided by The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation, to provide approximately 40,000 lunches to kids over the summer.
- Hungry campers enjoying a summer BBQ.
- Proud volunteers preparing and dishing out BBQ lunch.
- Debra Lawson, Executive Director, Second Harvest
- Katherine Power, Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs, Sodexo
About Second Harvest
Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues surplus, fresh food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers that food to more than 225 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people experiencing hunger. Since inception Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 116 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Second Harvest's vision: No Waste. No Hunger.
About Sodexo Canada
Sodexo provides a range of Quality of Life Services, delivering food and facilities management for over 200 clients in the corporate, education, healthcare and remote sites segments. Sodexo is a market leader in revenue and consumers served, and has been recognized as a top employer for the past four consecutive years. Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Stop Hunger Foundation (http://www.stop-hunger.org), an independent charitable organization that has donated more than one million meals to at risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2000.
SOURCE Second Harvest
For further information: Tonia Krauser, Director of Communications, 416.402.5259, [email protected]