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June 05, 2013 07:00 ET

REPEAT-Second Annual BMO Volunteer Day: BMO Employees in Regina and Across North America Give Back to the Community

- BMO employees will help REACH (Regina Education & Action on Child Hunger) by packaging Good Food Boxes

- Approximately 5,600 BMO employees are expected to take part in more than 470 projects across North America -wide volunteer day

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - June 5, 2013) - On Wednesday, June 5, BMO employees in Regina will help package fresh fruits and vegetables for Good Food Boxes at Regina Education & Action on Child Hunger in Regina.

The event will be part of the second North America-wide BMO Volunteer Day, with 5,600 employees across Canada and the U.S. rolling up their sleeves to give back.

"REACH provides an integral service for Regina residents who want to eat more fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables," said Allan McDougall, Vice-President & Managing Director, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Partnering with an agency that helps children as well as seniors and shut-ins is an honour, and a project of which BMO is proud to support."

What: REACH (Regina Education & Action on Child Hunger)
Who: Allan McDougall, VP & Managing Director and Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal and BMO volunteers
When: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CT
Where: 8th and Winnipeg
Regina, Saskatchewan

About REACH

REACH is a non-profit, charitable organization that works with schools, day cares, and other child-serving groups and agencies to ensure that every child in the community has safe and nutritious food available to them, as well as food-related learning opportunities which will help prepare children for a healthy, happy and independent adulthood. We also work to provide seniors, shut-ins, healthcare clients, social assistance recipient families, young families, and others, with easy access to safe, nutritious and affordable food through our healthy food programs. REACH's healthy food programs include: Convenience Meals, Good Food Box, Family Basket, 'R' Mobile Stores, 'R' Healthy Food Store, and the REACH Bulk Food Buying Cooperative.

BMO Volunteer Day

BMO Volunteer Day is a legacy of BMO Harris Bank in the United States, which launched the event in 2001. In recent years, the initiative has expanded to include all of BMO Financial Group. This year, BMO Volunteer Day will take place on June 5th; it will include approximately 5,600 employees participating in more than 470 projects in communities across Canada and the U.S.

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