Speaking of Marwan Hage and the Humanitarian Award, here's what he's up to in Montreal (this was posted on a Wire Service just today)
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PARTNERSHIPS HELP PROVIDE FOOD TO 680 FAMILIES IN DOWNTOWN MONTREAL
Published on Monday, May 25, 2009
Montreal, QC - Monday, May 25, 2009 – FTC Canada (Feed The Children) is providing 680 family food boxes to needy families in downtown Montreal on Wednesday May 27. This is in partnership with Sun Youth Organization, a downtown community centre serving youth, seniors and low income families and people with special needs.
FTC Canada is also partnering with Keltic Transportation Inc. (Moncton NB) for the food drop into the heart of downtown Montreal. New Brunswick driver, Kevin Desilva, saw a story about the need for transporting the food boxes in the Owner-Operators Independent Business Association (OOIDA) newsletter. The story had originally appeared at Today’s Tucking.com.
Desilva called FTC Canada and threw his support behind transporting the food in his own truck from Guelph to Montreal.
The final partnership came with Marwan Hage, former Sun Youth participant and CFL Centre for the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Marwan will be on hand to greet families and to hand out boxes. Hage who grew up in Montreal, credits Sun Youth for keeping him out of jail and off the streets when he was a kid.
FTC Canada partners with organizations and companies to provide food and supplies to those in need throughout Canada. The food boxes going to Montreal contain over 22 pounds of nutritious, non-perishable food - enough to feed a family of 4 for 3-4 days.
Recipients are identified by local social service organizations and receive a food voucher which they redeem at the event.
For more information about FTC Canada contact Cliff Cline:
Cell: 416-894-0684 or www.ftccanada.org