TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Richardson GMP announced a three-year, $100,000 sponsorship of Daily Bread Food Bank's food delivery trucks used for distribution of food to their 126 member agencies. This sponsorship is part of the firm's national effort to support Canadian charities not only financially but also through volunteer efforts. "Our firm's principles include our commitment to our communities and our shared hope to make where we live a better place for all" says CEO Andrew Marsh. "As part of this effort, we are proud to announce our commitment over the next 3 years to reinforce our support of Daily Bread and their essential work in the Toronto area."
Sarah Widmeyer, Director of Wealth Strategies at Richardson GMP, adds "No parent should struggle to feed their child. It is important for us as a firm to not only provide financial support of Daily Bread but to continue to match it with the volunteer manpower of our employees and families."
Richardson GMP has been donating to Daily Bread since Dan Dervaitis, Director of Business Strategy and Analysis, initiated the firm's relationship after a volunteer shift at the warehouse five years ago. Since then Richardson GMP has consistently mobilized employee volunteers to sort over 45,000 pounds of food to help fight hunger. The hours and hard work are matched by donations from these employees to have an even bigger impact.
"Partnerships like this are vital to the work we do. It's heartwarming to know we can always count on their help and enthusiasm for the community," says Neil Hetherington, CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank. "Richardson GMP is full of passionate people who really want to make a difference and move the needle on hunger in Toronto".
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About Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank works towards long-term solutions to hunger and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes. Daily Bread distributes shelf-stable food, as well as fresh-cooked meals and provides support to over 126 member agencies and 170 food programs across Toronto, including food banks and meal programs for shelters and drop-ins. Daily Bread also publishes the influential Who's Hungry Report, an annual survey that provides qualitative and quantitative data and analysis about food and income insecurity in Toronto to all levels of government and sector stakeholders. To learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank, please visit www.dailybread.ca.
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For further information: Media Contacts: Richardson GMP, Susan Fry, Vice President, Marketing, T: 416-943-6685, E: [email protected]; Daily Bread Food Bank: Ruth Gebremedhin, Public Relations, T: 416-203-0050 x248, E: [email protected]