Boucherville– November 2nd, 2021- As children return to the classroom, Staples Canada partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada for a 16th year on it’s back to school fundraising initiative, to help fund breakfast programs at schools throughout Canada. Thanks to the support of its associates and customers, the annual fundraiser raised a record amount of $328,301. 

 

“The Club is very fortunate to be able to count on dedicated partners who understand the importance of a healthy and nutritious breakfast to ensure children can reach their full potential,” says Judith Barry, Co-Founder, Director of Impact and Provincial & Territorial Government Relations of Breakfast Club of Canada. “It has been exceptional times for everyone and together, we can ensure kids thrive.” 

 

Associates at 90 participating Staples Canada and Bureau en Gros stores across Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces worked together and went the extra mile to contribute to the campaign and encourage customers to join them.  They raised awareness around the fact that food insecurity has been a major issue across the country and continues to affect a great number of students. 

 

 “A nutritious meal is important in starting the school day on the right food,” said Michel Melancon, Regional Vice President, Staples Canada. “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada and are thankful to our network of associates and customers for their support.” 

 

To find out more on how to donate to Breakfast Club of Canada’s back-to-school efforts, visit https://www.breakfastclubcanada.org/bts2021 

 

About Breakfast Club of Canada 

Accredited by Imagine Canada for its effective governance, the Club provides much more than breakfast: its approach is based on commitment, self-esteem and capacity development using an optimal formula adapted to local needs. Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed more than 490,000 children and youth in 3,183 programs across the country. To learn more, visit breakfastclubcanada.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

 

About Staples Canada 

Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company. With a focus on community, inspiration and services, the privately-owned company is committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner to customers who visit its over 300 locations and staples.ca. The company has two brands that support business customers, Staples Preferred for small businesses and Staples Professional for medium to large-sized enterprises, as well as five co-working facilities in Toronto, Kelowna, Oakville and Ottawa under the banner Staples Studio. Staples Canada is a proud partner of MAP through its Even the Odds campaign, which aims to tackle inequities in communities across Canada and helps make a future that’s fair for everyone. Visit staples.ca for more information or get social with @StaplesCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

 

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Media Contact 

For more information and to schedule interviews with Breakfast Club of Canada spokespeople, please contact: 

Julie Hauville 

Media Relations, Breakfast Club of Canada 

julie.hauville@breakfastclubcanada.org 

 

Kathleen Stelmach,  

Staples Canada, 905-737-1147 ext. 578 

kathleen.stelmach@staples.ca