The Grocery Foundation

January 20, 2010 18:25 ET

The Grocery Foundation Donates $50,000 for Haitian Relief

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - Reaching out to children in need. The Grocery Foundation announced today that they are once again making a difference in the lives of children by donating $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for Haitian relief.

"The desperate circumstances of the Haitian people, particularly the children, call for immediate and generous action on everyone's part. The Grocery Foundation has an exceptionally strong history of helping needy children and there was simply no question that we had to do what we could to help relieve the suffering in Haiti. We are proud to assist the relief efforts of the Canadian Red Cross by making this donation" said John McNeil, Executive Director of the Grocery Foundation.

The Grocery Foundation was established over 30 years ago by a handful of Ontario grocery leaders who recognized the plight of needy children. Since its inception, the members of the Grocery Foundation have raised money through tremendously successful annual campaigns such as "Toonies for Tummies" and "Cash for Kids", as well as their award-winning event, Super Gala. To date the Grocery Foundation has donated more than $75 million to various organizations with the goal of improving the lives of challenged children.

The Grocery Foundation is a registered charitable foundation with representatives from retail banners, food and grocery product suppliers and members of the Ontario Food Broker's Association. By working together, the members of the Grocery Foundation have made a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children.

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