CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Jan. 6, 2015) – To date, generous Calgarians have brought the 2014 CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive to a total of $1,339,436 in food and funds.
The annual food drive was launched on December 1, with a goal of raising $1 million for the Calgary Food Bank. “We are so grateful to CBC and Suncor for leading the charge to raise these funds again this year. While we continue to work toward this goal, our true goal is to ensure we are continuing to do the work that Calgarians want us to do,” James McAra, CEO, The Calgary Food Bank, said. “We help people with food but, most importantly, we provide information – information that will lead them to resources to address the root causes of their food insecurity. Helping people feel safe, secure and leading them to more help is the best way to ensure a brighter future.”
“Since we started this campaign 29 years ago, the support of the community has continued to amaze me and this year was no exception. Once again, we not only met our goal, we have exceeded it,” said Cathy Glover, director, community investment, Suncor. “The donations collected helped to make the holidays a little brighter and will provide support to those struggling with hunger throughout the year.”
Alan Thorgeirson, CBC Calgary’s Managing Director said, “Watching the steady stream of children, parents, business executives and seniors braving the cold to come donate personally was heartwarming. Taking that time out of their day to help such an important cause shows us all the true spirit of Calgary and the people who live here.”
Since 1985 the CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive has raised $15 million for the Calgary Food Bank. The 2013 campaign total was $1,348,124 in food and funds.
Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100. Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
Suncor Energy and the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) have a proud history helping build sustainable communities through collaborative partnerships that enhance the quality of life in key operating areas. Over the past 10 years, Suncor and the SEF have invested more than $137 million in charitable and non profit organizations across Canada and internationally. The SEF is a private, charitable foundation established to receive Suncor’s contributions and support registered Canadian charitable organizations. For more information about Suncor Energy and our community investment program, please visit our website at suncor.com/community.
Calgary Food Bank
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