On January 29th, 2012, Food Banks Canada honoured three of our leading Corporate Partners with the 2012 Corporate Donor Awards.
The Award of Excellence was presented to Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) for its positive impact on the issue of hunger and food banking in Canada. Loblaw has supported Food Banks Canada and its membership through its Extra Helping food drive campaigns in addition to the company’s significant contribution to the National Food Share System
The Donor of the Year was awarded to Shaw Communications Inc. for its significant commitment through its national cause marketing campaign ‘Together is Amazing’ that included a national food and fund drive and awareness raising campaign that engaged Shaw employees across Canada.
The Innovator of the Year was presented to Walmart Canada for its unique contribution to food banking in Canada. The company initiated a Retail Food Program which matches food banks with Walmart stores to enable donations of food and consumer goods.
New this year, Food Banks Canada also announced the Top National Food Drives. The following corporations were recognized for contributions to the food bank community through their 2012 large scale food drives.
Loblaw Companies Limited
Extra Helping National Food Drive
Farm Credit Canada
FCC Drive Away Hunger
Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw's Fill the Food Banks 2012
Trick or Eat
Purolator Tackle Hunger
CP Holiday Train
CBI Health Group National Food Drive
Race Against Hunger
Nature's Path Foods Inc.
Compassion into Action
CitiFinancial Canada, Inc.
Customer Appreciation Days
Congratulations to our award winners, and to all of our dedicated corporate supporters. To view the 2012 award winners tribute videos, please visit our Facebook page.