ING DIRECT hits the road with Five Hole for Food PR Newswire TORONTO, July 3, 2013 The 13-city, 18-day tour aims to collect the equivalent of 250,000lbs of food for local food banks across Canada TORONTO, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Beginning today, ING DIRECT is hitting the road with Five Hole for Food on a coast-to-coast tour aimed at raising food and awareness for local food banks. Ten ING DIRECT employees and their friends at Five Hole for Food will be making their way from Newfoundland to British Columbia, hosting free drop-in ball hockey games in exchange for non-perishable food donations. "Taking a bus 11,000km across the country is certainly a first for ING DIRECT, but it demonstrates our willingness to travel far and wide to give back to our communities," said Andrew Zimakas, Chief Marketing Officer at ING DIRECT. "We believe in philanthropy beyond simply signing a cheque, and we know that teaming up with an outstanding not-for-profit organization like Five Hole for Food will benefit community food banks across the country. This is also a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with ING DIRECT clients across Canada and demonstrate our commitment to supporting communities where our customers and employees live and work." Each of the 13 cities along the tour will host pick-up hockey games with the goal of collecting food for the city's local food bank. This year, the tour aims to collect the equivalent of 250,000 pounds of non-perishable food items for food banks across the country, nearly twice the amount collected last year. The ING DIRECT Cafés in Montreal, downtown Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver will also act as drop-off points for non-perishable food items. "We are excited to team up with ING DIRECT for the fourth annual Five Hole for Food tour," said Richard Loat, CEO and founder of Five Hole for Food. "Hunger is an issue that strikes 10.8 million Canadians every day, not just during holiday season. There is no better way to raise food and create awareness that hunger is more than a seasonal issue than by bringing communities together using hockey as a vehicle for social change." In addition to providing in-kind support on the 18 day tour, ING DIRECT has donated $20,000 to Five Hole for Food to help it reach its goal of collecting the equivalent of 250,000lbs of food this summer. ING DIRECT employees will also be organizing additional "Orange Missions" across the country, including planting a vegetable garden in Calgary to grow food for local food banks. Canadians are invited to bring a hockey stick and a food or monetary donation to these 13 events*: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 St. John's, NFLD George St. outside Christian's 3 - 7pm Friday, July 5, 2013 Halifax, NS Emera Oval in Halifax Commons 3 - 7pm Saturday, July 6, 2013 Charlottetown, PEI Charlottetown Event Grounds 12 - 4pm Sunday, July 7, 2013 Saint John, NB The East parking lot beside Harbour Station 12 - 4pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Montreal, QC Place du Canada 3 - 7pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Ottawa, ON Sparks Street between Bank and O'Connor 11am - 4pm Thursday, July 11, 2013 Toronto, ON Yonge & Dundas Square 11am - 5pm Saturday, July 13, 2013 Winnipeg, MB Croydon at Cockburn 12 - 4pm Sunday, July 14, 2013 Regina, SK Scarth Street Mall 12 - 3pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Calgary, AB Eau Claire Market 2 - 6pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Edmonton, AB Centennial Plaza 4 - 8pm Friday, July 19, 2013 Victoria, BC Saanich Plaza off the Patricia Bay highway 2 - 6pm Saturday, July 20, 2013 Vancouver, BC Granville St. at Robson 12 - 6pm For more information, visit ingdirect.ca/FHFF or follow the tour at oitc.tumblr.com Details ING DIRECT's Community Investment, Sustainability and Sponsorship initiatives can be found in the 2012 Public Accountability Statement. To learn more, please go to theorangedifference.ca *Dates and locations are subject to change. About ING DIRECT ING Bank of Canada, operating under the trade name of ING DIRECT, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scotiabank. INGDIRECT is Canada's leading direct bank with over 1.8 million Clients and close to $40 billion in total assets. INGDIRECT is a bright way forward in everyday banking for Canadians, offering value added, simple products such as high interest savings accounts, including TFSAs, GICs and RSPs with no fees or service charges, low rates on mortgages and a no-fee, daily chequing account that actually pays interest. INGDIRECT has been operating in Canada since 1997, and has paid more than $5 billion in interest to Clients. INGDIRECT is open for banking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at ingdirect.ca, on mobile devices at m.ingdirect.ca or by calling 1-800INGDIRECT (1-800-464-3473). 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ING DIRECT hits the road with Five Hole for Food
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