Posts tagged Food Bank

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Lending a hand during the holidays

Door is Open 2011

It’s that time of year when we all hope we can somehow make an impact in the communities where we work and live. Whether it’s purchasing a toy for a holiday gift drive, a donation to your local food bank, or volunteering at a holiday fundraising event.  Just last week, our Molson Coors employees reminded me again how the holidays can bring out the best in people and how proud I am to work with people who care about their communities.

Molson Coors at Door is Open

Our Vancouver sales crew rolled up their sleeves to ensure over 350 servings of homemade chili, buns, fruit and treats made their way to the less fortunate who live on the streets of the downtown east side. “We are all proud to work for a company that cares about those whose journeys seem all uphill. Thanks for allowing us to do this every year” Lynda Perovich

Door is Open 2011

Thank you to:

Marina Guy, Mo Rumley, Michele Klassen, Daryn Medwid, Charl Van Rensburg, Mike Baxter, Denise Johnson, Dan Wainwright, Adam Smith, Lee-Wai Yu, Lynda Perovich

Door is Open 2011

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

HoHoTo for Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank

Social media enthusiasts and friends will come together tonight for the third #HoHoTo event at the Mod Club on College Street. It all started in 2008 when a group of friends started talking on Twitter about the plight of the hungry in Toronto. It has grown into a terrific catalyst for raising awareness about the Toronto Daily Food Bank and really making a difference for those in need. The event has raised more than $80,000 and collected around four tons of food for the hungry.

Some facts about Toronto and the Daily Bread Food Bank:

  • In Toronto, people just like you made more than a million visits to food banks last year.
  • Food bank use is growing – up 15% nationally in 2010 over 2009.
  • More than 34% of the people relying on food banks in the GTA are children
  • The median monthly household income in Toronto is only $1,000.

It’s a great holiday party that helps make a difference in our community. Cheers to all the volunteers and supporters of this year’s …At Molson Coors Canada we’re Proud to Play our Part… cheers @MolsonFerg. I know that @MolsonTonia and @MolsonMoffat will be tweeting from the event. Chat then.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Burlington Food Bank gets all “Sorted Out”

Burlington Salvation Army Food Bank April Volunteer Week 2010 005;

Photo L-R: Frank Ivankovic, Molson Coors; Captain Jeff, Director Salvation Army Food Bank Burlington; ; Rod Monkman, Molson Coors;

Back Row: GTA Tri Cities Team

With the help from GTA Tri Cities Team Molson Coors, the Salvation Army Burlington Food Bank got caught up with the sorting.  We sorted 20 skids of boxes packed with a variety of foods;  I asked Chris how many pounds of food does that work out to?  Well, it turns out that we sorted approximately 12,000 pounds of food that morning.  The boxes that were sorted today will be stored to have as stock to help clients during the summer months ahead. Way to go Team!

Burlington Salvation Army Food Bank April Volunteer Week 2010 007

So many boxes!

Molson Coors Month of Action continues with Mayor Miller’s Community Clean Up today (Friday) at 2:oo pm at our 33 Carlingview Drive location.

Happy Friday!  Cheers CaroleB

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Hockey, Hockey and more Hockey!

Winnipeg Harvest Donation 2010

Photo: Molson Canadian Extreme Team Winnipeg; Tracey Winch, P&E Manager, Molson Coors Canada; Terry Beck, Molson Coors Sales Manager.

Sales Rep, Ed McGurry and P&E Manager, Tracey Winch,  along with the ever popular Molson Canadian Extreme Team, connect Molson Canadian to Hockey in the COMMUNITY raising money for the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank.
By partnering with Power 97, Winnipeg’s number one rock station, we received air time for 3 weeks leading up to the 5th Annual Hockey Day in the Winnipeg Sponge Hockey tournament.
The sold out tournament is a day filled with hockey action and delicious Molson Canadian Lager sold in the beer garden located in the Melrose Community Centre
Not only did we raise money through beer garden sales, additional dollars were raised through 50/50 draws, and sponge hockey team’s registration fee;  Molson MDF also donated $2,500 to Winnipeg Harvest. A total of $6,670 was raised for the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank!

The Molson Canadian Sponge Hockey tournament after party took place down the street at the Henderson Draft House where we announced the winning teams and awarded prizes.   All in all a great Canadian Day!! See below for some highlights from PowerTV.  Cheers Tracey and MolsonCaroleB

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Good Work at Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd Centre

For those of you who might not know, the Good Shepherd Centre in Toronto is a place that provides shelter, meals and rehabilitation programs for many people in need.  Last Friday, seven Molson employees, myself included, joined the incredible staff at the centre (on Queen St., East of Parliament) where we saw first hand how Good Shepherd is making a difference.

We arrived around noon and were introduced to some of the staff who told us a bit about the centre and what we would be doing that afternoon.  With lunch service starting shortly after we got there, we were aproned-up and given our serving duties…I was on coffee/tea.

We served 160 meals that afternoon and had a great time — I was so impressed by how efficient and organized everything was.

A little background on Good Shepherd:

  • Provides shelter to 90 people nightly
  • Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Serves meals to several hundred people in need on a daily basis
  • Runs a rehabilitation program for a number of clients
  • Much of the food is donated through the Food Bank, Second Harvest and direct donations

Molson donated $5,000 to Good Shepherd to help them help others, and trust me, that’s exactly what they do.

Thanks to Kanwaljeet Biln, Fundraiser, Events and Resources, Brother Tom Liss, Director and Aklilu Wendaferew, Assistant Executive Director at Good Shepherd for letting us come volunteer, and to Molson Employees Ian Douglas, Bryan Egan, Fionna Cunnigham, Matt Hook and Steve Ferreira for taking the time to help out.

A hightlight of the day for me?  I was serving coffee, and one of the clients came up to me, took a coffee, and said, “Thanks for taking the time to be here today, and by the way, I used to live in Montreal and saw the Molson brewery everyday.”   Cheers to that!