CP contributes $100,000 to breakfast program for thousands of Toronto children
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - A Toronto-area program that provides a nourishing breakfast for small children every school morning will now be able to expand its services to reach more kids, thanks to support by Canadian Pacific.
Canadian Pacific and the Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) have announced the railway has contributed $100,000 with $50,000 earmarked for the opening of 16 new clubs, benefitting about 3,200 children.
The remaining $50,000 will support the existing 66 clubs in Toronto schools that already reach 18,167 children every morning.
"We are excited Canadian Pacific has joined us in advancing the Breakfast Club of Canada mission throughout the Greater Toronto Area," said Daniel Germain, Founding President of the Breakfast Club of Canada. "As a community we need to show our children that the way to success in life, is through having success in school. Starting their day in a safe, inclusive environment, with a nourishing meal is an important part of that success equation. We thank CP for its support."
"Canadian Pacific values the important role of the Breakfast Club of Canada in providing so many young children a nourishing start to the day," said CP Chief Executive Officer, E. Hunter Harrison. "Our railway is pleased to be supporting the BCC and the work its doing in improving the quality of children's lives through their in-school nutritional programming."
Germain added organizations like Canadian Pacific make BCC a leader in the solution to Canada's growing levels of food insecurity in youth, the widening of the nutritional food gap, and ever increasing student productivity and success challenges.
About Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast Club of Canada celebrates their role as a National leader in nutritional programming in schools, and their role as an advocate for the children in the public school system. BCC provides supports, leadership, food supplies, equipment, training and significant financial assistance for in-school breakfast clubs for children of all ages.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is a low-cost provider that is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
SOURCE Canadian Pacific