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Nestlé Waters Canada donates bottled water to homeless

Bottled water key antidote to summer dehydration on the streets.


July 9, 2014
by Canadian Packaging Staff

TORONTO—Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, has donated $58,743 worth of bottled water to Project Water, a volunteer organization that distributes bottled water to those living on Greater Toronto Area streets who suffer from dehydration during the summer months.

Project Water will distribute bottled water to more than 150 social service agencies over the next few months that work with the homeless and needy in Toronto and across the GTA. Agencies that receive the water include the Salvation Army, the Canadian Red Cross, Street Health Bus and the Scott Mission.

Nestlé Waters Canada will deliver 313,992 bottles of water to Engage and Change’s 2014 Project Water initiative on July 9, 2014.

Since 2006, Nestlé Waters Canada has donated more than 1,828,800 bottles of water to the organization valued at $313,745.

“Dehydration continues to be a serious health crisis in our community during the summer months, particularly among the homeless,” says Engage and Change and Project Water founder Jody Steinhauer. “The partnership of Project Water, Engage and Change and Nestlé Waters Canada is bringing us one step closer to resolving this challenge in the longer term while saving lives in the near term.”

Adds Nestlé Waters Canada president Debbie Moore: “Bottled water is the best antidote to dehydration for all human beings when they are away-from-home and it plays a key role in the continuing health and wellness of those who do not have access to potable water because they are homeless.

“Engage and Change is doing great and important work and we are very proud to be associated with this organization.”

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, CT. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, Ont., bottling facilities in Hope, B.C. and Puslinch, and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, B.C., Puslinch and Laval, Que., approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada. For company information, visit www.nestle-waters.ca.

For further information on Project Water, visit www.engageandchange.org.