Food Banks Canada Honours its Leading Corporate Partners with Annual Donor
Awards recognize significant support to the food banking community
TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Food Banks Canada announced the recipients of
its second annual Corporate Donor awards to acknowledge the outstanding
efforts of its corporate donors to reduce hunger in Canada. The Corporate
Donor awards recognize donors in three categories: Award of Excellence, Donor
of the Year and Innovator of the Year.
"Recognizing the passion and generosity of these exceptional corporations is a
great honour. These companies have gone above and beyond to assist Canadians
in need" says Robin Garrett, Chair of the Board, Food Banks Canada. "With
close to 900,000 Canadians turning to food banks each month it takes the
commitment of all Canadians to make a difference, and we are grateful that so
many in the business community are supporting our work."
This year's award recipients:
The Award of Excellence was presented to Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) for
its positive impact on the issue of hunger and food banking in Canada.
Loblaw has supported Food Banks Canada and its membership through its Extra
Helping l food drive campaigns in addition to the company's significant
contribution to the National Food Share System
The Donor of the Year was awarded to Shaw Communications Inc. for its
significant commitment through its national cause marketing campaign 'Together
is Amazing' that included a national food and fund drive and awareness raising
campaign that engaged Shaw employees across Canada.
The Innovator of the Year was presented to Walmart Canada for its unique
contribution to food banking in Canada. The company initiated a Retail Food
Program which matches food banks with Walmart stores to enable donations of
food and consumer goods.
Congratulations to all our donors who help to reduce hunger through
fundraising, food donations and bringing much needed attention to the hunger
The awards were presented at Food Banks Canada's annual Celebrating our
Partners breakfast. To view the partner videos visit
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing the
food bank community across Canada. Our Members, Affiliate Member food banks,
and their respective agencies serve approximately 85% of people accessing
emergency food programs nationwide.Our mission is to meet the short-term
need for food and find long-term solutions to reduce hunger. Please visit
www.foodbankscanada.ca for more information.
Marzena Gersho Media Relations (m)647-242-5919 Twitter@foodbankscanada
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