Partnership with Feed Ontario Expands Ontario-Wide
Including 20 Corus Stations
Millions of Canadians struggle to feed their families each day. To help put an end to hunger and food insecurity, Global News and Corus Radio, in partnership with Feed Ontario, are turning a day of jokes and pranks into one that puts food on the table with April Foods Day. This annual initiative, which raises funds for local food banks, has expanded outside of the GTA for the first time to support communities across the province.
Beginning March 28, people can donate online at Feedontario.ca/aprilfoodsday or text FOOD to 45678. The text-to-donate line will remain open throughout the month of April.
“As broadcasters with strong ties to our communities, we have a responsibility to bring awareness to the issues affecting our audiences and the power to help,” said Troy Reeb, Executive Vice President, Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment. "With the rising prices for food and gas, more people are struggling to afford basic necessities. We’re proud to partner with Feed Ontario for the first time and to expand this initiative province-wide to support more individuals in need through April Foods Day.”
April Foods Day launched in Toronto in 2016 and has grown each year to help those in need. Feed Ontario is the province's largest collective of hunger-relief organizations. Together with food banks, industry partners, and local communities, they work to end hunger and poverty by delivering fresh and healthy food, developing innovative programming, and driving change through research and advocacy.
Last year, over 592,000 adults and children accessed a food bank in Ontario, with over 3.6 million visits. By donating to Feed Ontario, people are supporting their local food bank and food banks across the province to help fight food insecurity. Visit here for more information about Feed Ontario and here to find your nearest food bank.
Over 20 Corus stations are participating in the initiative this year, including:
Global News Toronto
Global News Kingston
102.1 the Edge
93.1 Fresh Radio
101.1 Big FM
The Peak 95.1
103.1 Fresh Radio
104.3 Fresh Radio
96.3 Big FM
Jump! 106.9 boom 99.7
107.5 Dave Rocks
91.5 The Beat
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Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.
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