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St. Lawrence College Named National Champion for Campbell’s Help Hunger Disappear Challenge

2014-04-30

Enactus St. Lawrence College has been named the 2014 Campbell’s®Help Hunger Disappear® Challenge National Champion by Enactus Canada, and proud supporter Campbell Company of Canada. The awards presentation took place at the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition on Monday, April 28, in Calgary.

The team competed against postsecondary schools from across Canada to create innovative and sustainable ways to address the issues of hunger and food literacy. In an effort to help hunger disappear, the St. Lawrence College team installed a new freezer facility at Kingston’s Partners in Mission Food Bank, ran several projects and workshops, and held fundraisers and food drives, which collectively raised more than $93,707 (82,107 lbs of food + $11,600) this year, saved 1,000 Kilowatt hours, and reduced over 28,000 lbs in CO2.

Enactus St. Lawrence College also presented other ongoing projects at the exposition on financial literacy, food literacy, and environmental sustainability. The team advanced to the semi-finals to compete to be the national champion, ranking as one of the top 16 Enactus teams in all of Canada.

While in Calgary, Enactus St. Lawrence College had the opportunity to visit the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, and presented them with a donation and Recipes for An Empty Wallet cookbooks, which provides recipes and information on food literacy, created by Enactus St. Lawrence College.  

“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.

Philip Donne, President, Campbell Company of Canada said, “The Enactus St. Lawrence College team stood out for their outstanding teamwork and commitment to lasting hunger solutions in their community.”

For more information, contact Brianna Visser, marketing lead: Brianna.visser@gmail.com or Pam Armstrong, faculty advisor: parmstrong@sl.on.ca.

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About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 345 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our online and continuing education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
Cell: 613-329-2451
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca