Earlier this month, Executive Director Gail Nyberg joined hundreds of guests at the Prospectors & International Conference and Trade Show. The occasion was the Partners for Charity event organized by Teck Resources Limited. Teck has been a proud partner with Daily Bread Food Bank since 2008 when the global downturn hit everyone, especially charitable organizations. At Teck, sustainable community development covers community partnerships and investments, donations and community capacity building. The boom and bust cycle that frequently accompanies the mining industry creates far-reaching social impacts, and it’s for that reason Teck believes that support to communities must remain constant.
We at Daily Bread very much appreciate that continuing support. While some of us have made it through the recession unscathed, it’s important to remember that the number of people using food banks is still about 25% higher than it was prior to the downturn in 2008.
And we’re especially grateful that Teck has brought new partners on board. This year, Teck challenged partners AQM Copper Inc., Catalyst Copper Corporation, Copper Fox Metals Inc., Horizonte Minerals Plc and Strait Gold Corporation to join them in supporting Daily Bread, and pledged to match all funds raised. Thanks to the participation of all these companies (represented in the photo, above), plus thousands of dollars raised by guests making donations at the door and on the floor, Teck marshaled an extraordinary $127,807 (!!!) to deliver food and other support to children and adults across the city.
Thank you to all who attended, contributed and supported our vital programs, and a huge thank you to Teck Resources Ltd. for this wonderful demonstration of corporate leadership.