Canpotex improves the quality of life for people in the communities where we live, work and conduct business. We do this by supporting important community initiatives that contribute to the food security of children. Canpotex's focus on "Inspiring Growth of Children" embodies our commitment to helping future generations, both at home and abroad.
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Canpotex Employees Focus on Child Hunger
Canpotex and our employees focus their community and volunteer efforts on alleviating child hunger.
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
Over the past several years, Canpotex has been a significant supporter of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Of nearly the 18,000 people who rely on the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre each month, almost half are children.
Canpotex is the premiere sponsor of the Food Bank’s Milk for Children program. The Milk for Children program provides a litre of milk to each child aged 17 and under and to expectant and nursing mothers. Last year, this program provided approximately 100,000 litres of milk. Canpotex and the Food Bank & Learning Centre have spearheaded a matching campaign in the community to cover a significant portion of the Milk for Children costs. Last year, Canpotex donated $53,000 to match community donations, reaching the Food Bank & Learning Centre’s goal of $100,000.
Canpotex’s employees also actively support the Food Bank, through volunteer time and annual food drives to deliver thousands of pounds of non-perishable, nutritious food. The focus of these food drives over the last two years has been on infant formula, which is a high-cost item and extremely important for child nutrition. Last year alone, employees donated enough infant formula to provide approximately 12,000 feedings.
Salvation Army Weekend Investment in Nutrition
In 2019, Canpotex announced multi-year support to The Salvation Army’s Weekend Investment in Nutrition program. Canpotex’s donation provides food to 26 children from King George and Princess Alexandra schools each year. Many of these children rely on school breakfast or lunch programs during the week. Without the Weekend Investment in Nutrition program, they could otherwise go hungry over the weekend. During the school year, each child will receive a backpack on Friday, filled with food that is child-friendly, nutritious and easy to prepare and eat.