MOLLY MAID donates 29,000 pounds of food to food banks across Canada

    OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - With the help of MOLLY MAID and their
customers it was 'Christmas in July' for food banks across Canada. During the
month of July, MOLLY MAID customers participated in a food drive to help
replenish stocks at food banks. In total, over 29,200 pounds of food were
donated to food banks in communities serviced by MOLLY MAID.
    "We are seeing increases in demand in our Food Banks of 30% or higher in
some areas over this time last year. Given the economy, we are seeing more
people in our communities who are struggling - many are coming to The
Salvation Army for assistance for the first time. Supplies are dwindling while
the need is up, so we are especially grateful to MOLLY MAID for stepping in to
assist during the sparse summer months," says Andrew Burditt of The Salvation
    Kevin Hipkins, President, MOLLY MAID states, "We had a tremendous
response this year and are very thankful that MOLLY MAID customers were able
to contribute as much as they did to give to those less fortunate."
    The food drive was such a success that MOLLY MAID will continue to make
it an annual event to assist the thousands of Canadians who are unable to
provide food for their families.

    About MOLLY MAID:

    MOLLY MAID was founded in Mississauga, Ontario, and is celebrating its
30th Anniversary in 2009. From its early beginnings, MOLLY MAID has gone on to
clean homes in seven countries on three continents including the United
States, United Kingdom, Japan and Portugal. MOLLY MAID is the largest
Canadian-based residential cleaning company in the world.

    About The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday
in 400 communities across Canada and 118 countries around the world. The
Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often
tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people
and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an

For further information:

For further information: Kevin Hiles, Manager, Marketing and
Communications, MOLLY MAID INTERNATIONAL, Phone: (905) 847-6243,; OR Andrew Burditt, Territorial Public Relations Director,
The Salvation Army, Phone: (416) 422-6208,

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