Shaw Communications is pleased to announce that the company has donated $15,000 to renovate Toronto’s Fort York Food Bank. The project is part of ET Canada Gives Back, an annual series which brings together on-air talent and notable celebrities to make a true difference across the country.
Viewers can tune in to Global at 7:30pm Eastern Time tomorrow to see ET Canada reporter Kim D’Eon, star interior designer Penny Southam and a group of volunteers complete a record two-day, top-to-bottom makeover of the food bank’s small apartment-style kitchen.
“Our staff at ET Canada were so passionate about this project, we just knew we had to get behind it,” said Paul Robertson, President, Shaw Media and Group Vice President, Broadcasting, Shaw. “At this time of year, food banks are used more than ever and we’re really pleased that we could help support Fort York Food Bank’s ability to serve the community.”
For more than a decade, Fort York Food Bank has been providing up to 200 hot meals per day to Torontonians in need. The organization operates with only one staff member and ninety-five cents of every dollar donated goes to people who need it most.
“Fort York Food Bank is thrilled to receive Shaw’s generous financial support. With our new kitchen, we look forward to improving the quality of the meals we provide, facilitating more efficient service delivery and providing a more welcoming environment for our clients,” said Ravi Sreedharan, President, Fort York Food Bank. “As a grassroots agency we are entirely dependent upon community members coming together for a good cause, and have been inspired to see how quickly the team mobilized to bring this project to fruition.”
Shaw has a strong commitment to enriching the communities where its employees and their families live and work. In 2010 as part of the Together is Amazing movement, Shaw raised more than 2.6 million pounds of food for local food banks across Canada.
ET Canada Gives Back will air throughout the week of Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7:30pm ET on Global.