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

Submitted by: AT&T Inc.

Categories: Community Development, Health & Wellness

Posted: Oct 31, 2012 – 09:57 AM EST

 

TORONTO, On., Oct. 31 /CSRwire/ - (Marketwire) - 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."

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

 AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies -- are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the largest 4G network in the United States, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands.

AT&T Global Services Canada Inc. combines technical and management expertise to support the networks of its multinational customers and ensure they have access to resources no matter where they are in the world, or what time it is. In Canada, AT&T works with Canadian-based corporate clients and individual customers to achieve a greater return on their communications investments by providing the skill, scale, scope and strength that they demand. AT&T Global Services Canada is part of one of the most advanced and powerful global networks in the world. Its cross-country network services and hosting facility offers customers access to business markets around the globe.

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About Meal Exchange

Founded in 1993 by 17-year-old Wilfrid Laurier student Rahul Raj, Meal Exchange (MX) has grown to national youth-driven registered charity that offers students in universities, colleges, and secondary schools fun and creative programs that blend student energy and passion with their strengths and capacities as youth leaders. Its programs have been run in over 100 communities across Canada, engaged more than 75,000 youth and generated over $3 million worth of food. Meal Exchange's vision is to help eliminate the root causes of hunger and poverty in Canada by engaging tomorrow's leaders, today.

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 416.704.4742

For more from this organization:

AT&T Inc.

 

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