Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) today announced a donation of up to $50,000 to support the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre's Milk for Children program. This is the third consecutive year Canpotex has made this commitment as part of Hunger Action Month, a national campaign to raise awareness and encourage Canadians to take action to address hunger in our communities.
The Canpotex donation will match donations from the community up to $50,000.
“Food security is at the core of what Canpotex does, and we are proud to support programs like this that help nourish children,” said Ken Seitz, President and CEO of Canpotex. “Last year, our fellow community members stepped forward with donations and as a result we were able to provide the full $50,000 match to the Milk for Children program, which translated into approximately 65,000 litres of milk to children and expectant and nursing mothers. Our goal is to reach this level again this year and we encourage you to donate to this important program.”
Laurie O’Connor, Executive Director, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre adds: “We are grateful for the active support of Canpotex and its employees. Canpotex’s donation and vocal support of this program has not only provided important funding to a critical program, it has helped raise awareness and inspired action in our community. We invite the community to rally once again this month to take action against hunger in our community.”
The Milk for Children program provides one litre of fresh milk for each child aged 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 contribute to a significant portion of the annual expense. Last year, the Milk for Children program provided approximately 100,000 litres of milk to community members.