MONTREAL, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Saputo Inc. (“Saputo” or the “Company”) (TSX: SAP) is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with La Tablée des Chefs, an organization dedicated to feeding those in need and developing crucial culinary education for young people in Canada. This new three-year commitment totalling over $500,000 will primarily benefit the Kitchen Brigades program focused on teaching high school students basic cooking techniques and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. With the Kitchen Brigades program currently active in 145 schools across Canada, Saputo’s contribution aims to assist La Tablée des Chefs in reaching more than 200 schools coast-to-coast by 2020.
“Providing high quality, nutritious products is part of our daily operations, while promoting a healthy lifestyle is at the heart of our values. By helping to promote smart eating habits and culinary skills, La Tablée des Chefs’ mandate aligns nicely with our objective to improve the wellbeing of those living in the communities where we operate,” said Sandy Vassiadis, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Saputo.
Community engagement is important to Saputo. In this regard, the Company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits each year in community programs and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. To learn more, visit www.saputo.com/our-promise/community.
Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest cheese manufacturer and the leading fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, the top dairy processor in Australia and the second largest in Argentina. In the USA, Saputo ranks among the top three cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. In the United Kingdom, Saputo is the largest branded manufacturer of cheese and a top manufacturer of dairy spreads. Our products are sold in several countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Cathedral City, Clover, COON, Cracker Barrel*, Dairyland, DairyStar, Devondale, Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese Heads, La Paulina, Milk2Go/Lait’s Go, Montchevre, Murray Goulburn Ingredients, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn*, Stella, Sungold, Treasure Cave and Woolwich Dairy. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SAP”.
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