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AT&T Supports Student-Led Food Drive Effort in Canada

Toronto, Canada, October 31, 2012

AT&T* has awarded a contribution of $25,000 to Meal Exchange, a Canadian national youth-driven charity that engages, educates and mobilizes youth to work with their communities across Canada to alleviate hunger locally and achieve food security.

The AT&T contribution was officially presented to Meal Exchange at its University of Toronto chapter’s annual Trick or Eat® event by David Aspinall, Canada Sales Center Vice President, AT&T Business Solutions.

  • Trick or Eat® is an important nationwide campaign that encourages Canadian youth to raise money, go door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items and raise awareness of hunger in the community.
  • Building on a longstanding support with the student-led charity, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have proudly supported Meal Exchange since 2010.
  • In addition, AT&T in Canada has donated funds to enhance Meal Exchange’s education initiatives across student campuses in Canada and to help the organization raise awareness of existing hunger issues.

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“The issue of hunger is something that requires consistent support,” said Peter Kapler, Interim Director, Meal Exchange. “We are very thankful for AT&T’s ongoing support both in terms of funding, but also through their engagement with our programs.”

“Meal Exchange does tremendous work to help alleviate hunger in Canada,” said AT&T’s David Aspinall.  “We are thrilled to continue our support for a student-led organization working toward such an important and worthy goal.”

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