The school year is coming to an end. No more pencils. No more books. No more breakfast? No more lunch? For a staggering 300,000 children in Canada who rely on food support programs through school, this can be a scary truth.Read More
On Tuesday, November 20th, a group of Active Canada employees from all departments and levels of the organization spent the morning volunteering at the Daily Bread Food Bank warehouse in Toronto.
The team toured the facilities, were educated on the poverty and hunger in their own neighbourhoods, and packed potatoes. Together, they sorted and packed 2,600 pounds of potatoes in less than 2.5 hours!
Everyone who participated had a positive experience, and were delighted to have the opportunity to volunteer on behalf of Active.
"Spending the day at Daily Bread was an incredible experience. Daily Bread makes a huge difference to food banks all across the GTA and people greatly rely on these facilities in order to get basic necessities. They were in desperate need of help in order not to waste any fresh fruits and vegetables due to a decrease in volunteers this week. I was glad Active was able to step up to the plate - especially when our help was so necessary. It was a very humbling experience." - Tamara Harnden, Media Assistant.
Meeting Corporate Social Responsibility goals can be challenging for organizations. In order to make a difference in the community, they must be somewhat lofty.
Active International was thrilled to support one of our key community partners, Food Banks Canada, at the FCPC Charity Golf Tournament. Through Active Cares our Corporate Social Responsibility program, we sponsored the grand prize of the tournament, a trip for two aboard the award winning Rocky Moutaineer.