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Media Release


More than $37,000 Raised for Food4Kids by Mohawk College Students

Hamilton, Ont. March 21, 2018 – Students in Mohawk College’s McKeil School of Business have raised $37,771.65 for Food4Kids.

The money raised by second-year Financial Services students will provide food every weekend and throughout the summer for 100 children.

Financial Services students have raised more than $160,000 for Food4Kids since 2014.

This year, the 35 students set a record by raising almost $1,080 each. The top fundraisers were Philip Meinert with $3,330 and Anthony Nguyen with $3,246, who also had the most prospects donate to Food4Kids.

The annual fundraiser develops students’ prospecting and cold-calling skills by having them solicit friends, family, neighbours and strangers.

Food4Kids provides packages of healthy food for kids aged four to 14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend. Committed to breaking the root cause of poverty, Food4Kids focuses on providing children with the resources needed to grow, thrive and succeed.


“This initiative not only raises needed funds to provide at-risk children with food, it provides students with an opportunity to give back to the community while gaining valuable prospecting skills. We are immensely grateful to Professor Mary Iannazzo and the Mohawk team for their support.” – Food4Kids Executive Director Lena Bassford

"This is a very challenging project which is demanding of both time and effort. It's about stepping out of your comfort zone, asking people, often strangers to take the time to listen to you, trust you and donate their hard earned funds. Students learn about themselves, what they are capable of while giving back to our community and they never fail to amaze and impress." – Mohawk College Financial Services Program Coordinator and Professor Mary Iannazzo