Student team earns 2014 national title for efforts to help end the cycle of hunger
CALGARY, AB (April 28, 2014) – St. Lawrence College has been named the 2014 Campbell’s® Help Hunger Disappear® Challenge National Champion by Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud supporter Campbell Company of Canada. The awards presentation took place at the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition today in Calgary.
In an effort to help hunger disappear, St. Lawrence College installed a new freezer facility at a local food bank, ran several projects and held fundraisers and food drives, which collectively raised over $93,707 (82,107 lbs of food + $11,600) this year, saved 1,000 Kilowatt hours and reduced over 28,000 lbs in CO2.
“Once again, Enactus students from across Canada did an extraordinary job finding innovative ways to address the issue of hunger in the Campbell’s Help Hunger Disappear Challenge,” said Philip Donne, President, Campbell Company of Canada. “The Enactus St. Lawrence College team stood out for their outstanding teamwork and commitment to lasting hunger solutions in their community. All of the 26 teams who participated in this initiative have inspired us in our efforts to help alleviate hunger in Canada, impacting the lives of over 38,000 Canadians with over 13,500 volunteer hours.”
By supporting the Campbell’s Help Hunger Disappear Challenge, Campbell Canada has engaged students across the country in a powerful movement to build a foundation for hunger support through innovative initiatives and awareness generation.
“The Enactus St. Lawrence College team was recognized for their innovative solutions to, and raising awareness of, the important issue of hunger in our communities,” said Nicole Almond, Enactus Canada president. “These students are demonstrating how, with hard work and determination, people can make a difference and provide hunger relief in communities across Canada.”
The Campbell’s Help Hunger Disappear Challenge National Champion was named at the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition, where more than 1,200 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs came together to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.
For news throughout the year and competition results during the event, please visit @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 39 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
About Campbell Company of Canada
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including Campbell’s®, Pepperidge Farm®, Arnott’s® and V8®. With a soup plant located in Toronto, ON, Campbell Company of Canada is a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company. Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoup.ca.