Bruce Power has given a $57,000 boost to food banks and Christmas Hamper Programs across the region.

The annual holiday donation provides much-needed funding for these integral, non-profit programs during the holiday season,

said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO.

“The important work these volunteer-driven programs do across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties allows many to give their families a special Christmas, and we’re happy we can play a role in that. Every community in the area does a great job filling food bank shelves and buying toys and clothes to go under Christmas trees. Bruce Power and its employees have a long tradition of supporting these community programs.”

In 2011, there were 14 food banks in Grey and Bruce counties. With rising poverty levels and increased demands on low-income families, the number of food banks has risen to 20.

The need in our communities is great, and Bruce Power and its employees will continue to do our part during the holiday season,

Hawthorne added.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com