Nissan: Nissan Canada Foundation named Corporate Volunteer Of The Year by a Mississauga Food Bank

Posted on 26. Jun, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. Nissan announced currently that The Mississauga Food Bank recently famous a Nissan Canada Foundation with their Corporate Volunteer of a Year Award. The endowment nomination is driven by a series of corporate proffer hours given, a worker rendezvous of volunteers from Nissan’s conduct bureau and a play partners (Direct Nissan and Woodchester Nissan) in Mississauga, and a unrestrained in that volunteers gave. The endowment proclamation – a initial for a Nissan Canada Foundation – could not be improved timed. The Food for Thought Summer Food Drive benefitting The Mississauga Food Bank, and a Foundation’s annual signature event, commences currently and runs until Jul 31st.

In further to a Summer Food Drive, a Nissan Canada Foundation hosts countless proffer events via a year, all directed during assisting The Mississauga Food Bank. Since apropos a food bank’s “Champion Sponsor” in 2014, a Foundation has approached any year as an eventuality to do some-more to finish craving by leading a prior accomplishments.

  • Foundation crews have sorted adequate food to yield 22,902 dishes to-date in 2016, interjection to “Helping Hands Events” that engage employees volunteering during a food bank classification and wrapping donated food for smoothness to community food banks, breakfast clubs, and shelters.
    • At a mid-point of a calendar year, Foundation crews have already sorted and finished some-more food than a sum volume sorted and finished in all of 2015 (21,000 meals).
  • This year a Nissan Canada Foundation spearheaded a new beginning called “CANstruction,” giving Nissan employees a possibility to be creative, while carrying fun and collecting donations. A sum of 2,160lbs of food was collected.
    • Through this one-time eventuality hold May 26th, that also promoted healthy choices, being active and eating healthy, a Nissan Canada Foundation is already during 71 per cent of a volume collected by final year’s food expostulate (3,023 lbs).
  • The Nissan Canada Foundation also participated in a outRUN Hunger Race/Walk for a initial time this year, and as a result, 20 participants lifted scarcely $1,500 for The Mississauga Food Bank. An inner event, offered windshield washer liquid for a tiny donation, also lifted $690 this past winter.

“At Nissan, one of a defining corporate enlightenment traits is creation amicable progress, and giving behind to a communities in that we live and work. This is not usually loyal for Canada, though around a globe, and this genius goes behind decades,” says Joni Paiva, boss of Nissan Canada Inc. “It is an honour to accept a Corporate Volunteer of a Year Award from The Mississauga Food Bank. We will proudly continue to inspire impasse on a partial of a employees and that of a internal play partners, to assist a neighbours, and to do a partial to assistance safeguard no one in Mississauga goes hungry.”

“It’s given of corporate volunteers like a Nissan Canada Foundation that we’re means to yield wish to those in need, and effectively quarrel craving in Mississauga,” says Chris Hatch, executive executive of The Mississauga Food Bank. “The Corporate Volunteer of a Year Award recognizes a time, munificence and joining Nissan employees have demonstrated to a organization. The Nissan Canada Foundation has been a unusual partner of ours for a past decade, and we are impossibly beholden for their partnership and all we’ve achieved together so far.”

The Mississauga Food Bank is a executive food bank in Mississauga, where a Nissan Canadian conduct bureau has been situated given 1989. The Mississauga Food Bank has been providing food for over 2.2-million dishes any year by a network of member agencies including community food banks, before-school breakfast clubs, youth-at-risk drop-in programs, prohibited dish programs, girl and family shelters, and puncture food pantries. These agencies are located in areas of a city where need is highest, and in locations that can be simply accessed by those who need puncture food support.


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