Second Harvest and Loblaw Companies Ltd. Kick Off Their Annual Toronto Turkey Drive

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The holiday season is here, and nothing says celebration like 6,000 turkeys shared across Toronto's local communities. Beginning December 8th, Second Harvest in partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited will be kicking off their annual Turkey Drive by putting on their best turkey suits in an effort to provide holiday meals to thousands of Torontonians in need.

"Initiated over ten years ago, Second Harvest's Turkey Drive and Loblaws have delivered over 46,000 turkeys to community agencies across Toronto," said Katherine Moffat, Interim Director of Communications at Second Harvest. "With the support of Loblaws® stores across the city, we'll continue to deliver festive cheer to those in need during the holiday season."

This year, Second Harvest aims to raise 6,000 turkeys over two weekends.  Individuals can help by visiting a participating Loblaws® store and purchasing a turkey to donate onsite.  The turkeys will then be delivered to community agencies and meal programs across the city.

For 2012, we are pleased to present an outstanding line-up of participating Loblaws® store locations, including:

December 8th and 9th

  • Leslie & Lakeshore Market (17 Leslie Street)
  • Bayview & Moore Market (301 Moore Avenue)
  • Millwood & Laird (11 Redway Road)
  • Dundas & Bloor Market (2280 Dundas Street  West)
  • Burnampthorpe Market (380 The East Mall)
  • Forest Hill Market (396 St. Clair Avenue West)
  • Humbercrest Market (3671 Dundas Street West)

December 15th and 16th

  • Victoria Park Market (50 Musgrave Street)
  • Yonge Market (3501 Yonge Street)
  • Leslie & Lakeshore Market (17 Leslie Street)
  • Queen's Quay Market (10 Lower Jarvis Street)
  • Dupont  & Christie Market (650 Dupont Street)
  • Humbercrest Market (3671 Dundas Street West)
  • Burnampthorpe Market (380 The East Mall)

Please join us in making this holiday season one to remember for Torontonians in need.

About Second Harvest

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue program in Canada. Since 1985, Second Harvest has been picking up donated, excess food, which would have otherwise gone to waste, and delivering that food to community agencies in Toronto. Every day Second Harvest delivers enough food to provide 19,000 meals to 215 community agencies in Toronto.

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 135,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice®, no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC® points loyalty program.

SOURCE: Second Harvest

For further information:

Katherine Moffat
Second Harvest
Phone: 416.408.2594 Ext 226
katherinem@secondharvest.ca

Tania DiVito
High Road Communications
Phone: 416-644-2262
tania.divito@highroad.com


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