Saputo sponsors kids' most important meal of the day - Canada's largest dairy processor announces a five-year plan to support Breakfast Clubs of Canada

    BOUCHERVILLE, QC, April 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Saputo Inc. and Breakfast Clubs
of Canada (BCC) share a common goal: the desire to give children the
opportunity to get the most out of their day and the most out of their lives.
Both organizations know that it all starts with good nutrition so to help
achieve this goal, Saputo has just promised its support to BCC for a period of
five years with a donation valued at $2.6 million.
    Saputo has recently formed a national partnership with BCC to provide
food products and corporate donations for school nutrition programs across the
country. "Saputo has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Breakfast Clubs
of Canada with this donation," says Daniel Germain, President-Founder of
Breakfast Clubs of Canada. "To accomplish our mission, we count on the energy
and generosity of people dedicated to improving the world of children. Saputo
has supported us in the past but with this donation they've achieved a new
level of commitment to the health and well-being of Canadian children."
    In Canada, more than 220,000 children attend school nutrition programs
every day before school. These programs help to give kids two essential
elements to get the most out of their day in class: nutritious meals and a
nourishing environment. Children who eat breakfast before school learn better
because they are more alert and better able to concentrate. In Canada, more
than one million kids are at risk of starting their day on an empty stomach.
    Since its inception, Saputo has contributed to the economic and social
development of the various regions where it is implemented. The Company
decided to focus most of its community efforts on initiatives that support the
development of young people through sports and nutrition. Saputo believes that
children who don't get all of the essential elements to fuel their learning
are at a disadvantage every day and wants to help children succeed in school
by turning this problem around. As a food industry leader, Saputo's commitment
is based on the conviction that a healthy diet, combined with physical
activity, is synonymous with the balanced development of future generations.
    Saputo is proud to support Breakfast Clubs of Canada as they provide a
real and targeted solution to help children eat right and in turn, succeed in
school and in life. This partnership was a natural fit for the Company.
    For more information about Breakfast Clubs of Canada, visit

    About Saputo

    Saputo transforms into success the passion and initiative of the 9,100
dedicated men and women who work in its 48 plants around the world. Combining
tradition and innovation, the Company produces, commercializes and distributes
the highest quality products under such well-known brands as Saputo, Alexis de
Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, De Lucia, Dragone, DuVillage de
Warwick, Frigo, Kingsey, La Paulina, Nutrilait, Princesse, Ricrem, Sir Laurier
d'Arthabaska, Stella, Treasure Cave, Big Daddy, HOP&GO!, Rondeau and Vachon.
As one of the top twenty dairy processors in the world, the largest dairy
processor in Canada, among the top five cheese producers in the United States,
the third largest dairy processor in Argentina and the largest snack-cake
manufacturer in Canada, Saputo renews its commitment towards excellence and
growth every day. Saputo Inc. is a public company whose shares are listed on
the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SAP. Visit our website at

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For further information:

For further information: Dominique Ladouceur, Director of
Communications, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, (450) 641-3230 ext. 229; Karine
Vachon, Advisor, Communications, Saputo Inc., (514) 328-3377

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