Bruce Power is helping to ensure no one goes hungry over the holiday season by providing $45,000 to 22 local food banks and Christmas hamper programs in Bruce and Grey counties.

“Food banks are vital to many families in our region and it’s important we continue to support such a necessary cause in times of need,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “We recognize that extra support for food is needed around the holiday season and it’s important for us to continue this tradition.”

Many food banks across the region notice an influx of people this time of the year.

“It’s a happy time of the year but also challenging for many families to put food on the table and find that extra income for presents,” said Alice Wannan, Family Service Coordinator, Salvation Army Owen Sound. “With support from companies like Bruce Power, this donation will help us to ensure our shelves are stocked so no one goes without food over the holidays.”

In addition to donating to local food banks, Bruce Power’s annual employee toy drive is currently taking place. Employees are droping off toys for children of all ages in the designated boxes across site, which will be collected and donated to local Christmas hampers.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent 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 Ottawa. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

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