Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) today announced a donation of up to $50,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre's Milk for Children program. This donation matches donations from the community, which would allow the Milk for Children program to provide fresh milk to thousands of children and pregnant and nursing mothers.
"Child hunger is the focus of Canpotex's community efforts, and we are proud to support the Food Bank’s Milk for Children program," said Ken Seitz, President and CEO of Canpotex. "The Milk for Children program is an important service, and we are pleased to partner with the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre to ensure children here in Saskatoon get the milk they need to grow."
Laurie O’Connor, Executive Director, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre shares, "The Food Bank does not receive any core funding and relies solely on the generosity of the public to operate the Milk for Children program. We are grateful for partners, like Canpotex, that are committed to making food security a priority in our community."
The Milk for Children program provides one litre of milk for each child ages 17 and under and for pregnant and nursing women. This program represents a significant cost for the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre and today's donation will pay for a significant portion of the annual expense. Last year, the Milk for Children program provided approximately 100,000 litres of milk to community members.
Headquartered in Saskatoon, Canpotex is one of the world's largest potash exporters. On behalf of our Shareholders, Agrium, Mosaic and PotashCorp, we market and deliver Saskatchewan potash, a valuable fertilizer nutrient, to millions of fields and farmers overseas, helping the world grow more food. Annually, we transport potash to approximately 40 overseas countries — with the majority of our potash heading to Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
About the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is committed to ensuring a food secure community where all people have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food. They offer a variety of programs and services to help support our community members.