Business Cares Food Drive up, up and away with superhero-themed launch event at Western


Gathered together from the cosmic reaches of the universe, here at Western University, are the most powerful forces of good ever assembled for the official launch of the 2016 Business Cares Food Drive campaign.

Western University will host a superhero-themed kickoff event, in conjunction with the launch of the annual Western Cares Food Drive, at London Hall on Thursday, December 1 at 10 a.m.

Heading into its 17th campaign, Business Cares is hoping to surpass last year’s total of 307,800 pounds of food by at least one pound. The three-week campaign has been able to increase its donations to the London and Area Food Bank each year.

The London and Area Food Bank provides emergency food items for 3,528 families monthly – 36% of them children. This total represents a 12.4% increase over the same period last year.

“The donations of nutritious food goods are vital to this year’s campaign as we work to support those in need in our community,” says Wayne Dunn, Business Cares Campaign Chair. “Business Cares also appreciates financial donations as they provide the London Food Bank with the ability to purchase fresh produce, milk and baby needs.”

As always, the annual launch event for this year’s initiative will share exciting news about special activities planned for the 2016 campaign, as well as new partnerships and collaborations.

Photos and interview opportunities are available.

Who: Wayne Dunn, Business Cares Campaign Chair and Scott May, Western’s Campus Communications Specialist

When: Thursday, December 1 at 10 a.m.

Where: Western University, London Hall (located on the east side of Western Road, south of Sarnia Road)

For more information on Business Cares, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165,, @jeffrenaud99 or Wayne Dunn, Chair Business Cares Food Drive 519-661-9803,