BFI Canada Ltd.

BFI Canada Ltd.
Winnipeg Harvest Inc.

Winnipeg Harvest Inc.

October 07, 2009 08:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: BFI Canada Winnipeg Partners with Winnipeg Harvest for "Tin for the Bin" Food Drive

Free Thanksgiving Turkey on Saturday for First 100 People to Donate

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009) - On Saturday, October 10, 2009, the public is invited to donate a "tin for the bin" to BFI Canada Winnipeg in support of Winnipeg Harvest, a non-profit food bank. BFI Canada Winnipeg will match all food donations pound for pound. It will also give the first 100 people to donate at least two food items a free Thanksgiving turkey. BFI Canada Winnipeg is proud to help meet this need in our community at such a critical time.

Winnipeg Harvest provides emergency food to 40,000 people each month. Supplies of high protein items such as canned fish and baked beans are particularly needed as the winter months approach. Monetary donations will also be accepted by Winnipeg Harvest at the site.

WHAT: "Tin for the bin" food drive and Thanksgiving turkey giveaway
WHO: - David Northcott, Executive Coordinator, Winnipeg Harvest 
- Frank McKeown, District Manager, BFI Canada Winnipeg
WHEN:Saturday, October 10, 2009
Event: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Media Photo Opportunity with David Northcott: 9:30 a.m.
WHERE:BFI Canada Winnipeg
Front entrance/parking lot
375 Oak Point Highway
Registration at front door entrance

The ten most wanted food items are:

1.  Canned fish (packed in water) 6. Pasta
2.  Baby food and formula 7.  Rice
3.  Canned vegetables and fruit (packed in juice) 8.  Canned spaghetti sauce
4.  Canned stew, chili and beans9.  Cereal
5.  Peanut Butter (light) 10. Canned soup (lentil, pea, vegetable, tomato)

Contact Information

  • To RSVP and coordinate interviews please contact:
    McKim Cringan George
    Tamara Bodi, Communications Manager
    (204) 284-2221 ext. 233