To Press Releases listOct 15, 2013
Company donates 160,000 pounds of bottled water towards 220,500-pound total
PUSLINCH, Ontario -- Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced it has donated 160,000 pounds of bottled water to the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger Cat Football Club and the league’s 2013 Purolator Tackle Hunger campaign, helping the Ti-Cats and their fans set a CFL record for food bank giving.
The tonnage of bottled water donated by the Company equates to approximately 176,400 bottles of water and is being distributed to food banks in Brantford, Cambridge, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, Stratford and Waterloo.
The Company’s gift, complemented by individual foodstuff donations made by Ti-Cat fans and other companies over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, resulted in more than 220,500 pounds of food and beverages being donated to local food banks.
“The Tiger-Cats would like to thank our fans, our corporate partners, and Nestlé Waters Canada for their generous support of the Purolator Tackle Hunger program today,” said Glenn Gibson, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hamilton Tiger-Cat Football Club. “TigerTown has truly embraced the Thanksgiving spirit. Everyone who donated today should feel proud they were part of this record-breaking effort.”
“We couldn't be more excited about the support of Purolator Tackle Hunger, demonstrated today by Hamilton Tiger-Cat fans,” said Ramsey Mansour, Vice President of Marketing, Purolator. “A big thank you goes out to all supporters of this initiative, who have contributed to raising much-needed food for local food banks over the years. This record achievement is one that Purolator is proud to be a part of!”
Now in its 11th year, the Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive has helped deliver the equivalent of over 6 million pounds of food since 2003.
About Purolator's commitment to hunger
As Canada's leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider with national resources of more than 12,000 teammates, more than 3,000 courier vehicles and the ability to reach almost every destination point in Canada, Purolator is committed to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates. As part of this commitment, Purolator works closely with its teammates, customers and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Since its inception in 2003, Purolator Tackle Hunger has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 6 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.
About the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) with a rich 144-year history, which includes 15 Grey Cup Championships. For more information, log onto www.ticats.ca.
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada. For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:
John B. Challinor II APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370