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​Success of HAMILTON COOKS supports Food4Kids in a big way

The official best seller this past holiday season in Tandia branches and select Hamilton restaurants was the first edition of HAMILTON COOKS. Last November, Tandia Financial Credit Union launched a fresh and novel way to raise funds for Food4Kids Hamilton while celebrating local businesses and restaurants. With help from community business partners and the participation of 15 featured restaurants, Tandia published this mouth-watering cookbook that includes a bio and exclusive recipe from each restaurant. The books sold for $20 each, with 100% of all proceeds going to Food4Kids.

HAMILTON COOKS was available in Tandia branches and in the participating restaurants and some downtown Hamilton stores and made a perfect holiday gift. By early January, 1,500 copies had been sold, resulting in $30,000 being raised so far. The impact of this donation means an additional 75 children in need will receive a generous shopping bag of healthy food to take home every weekend. 

On Wednesday, Tandia was delighted to make the $30,000 cheque presentation to Food4Kids Hamilton at their location at 407 Whitney Avenue. Rachel Osborne, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and Carla Ricci, Manager of Community Development had the honour of presenting the cheque to Cathy Haan, Executive Director. Many representatives from the restaurants and business partners were there in support as well.

Cathy Haan had this to say about the HAMILTON COOKS experience,

“What a powerful impact Tandia and this amazing group of Hamilton restaurants and businesses have created together. This donation will help us increase our current reach of 1,300 children being nutritiously fed each weekend. On behalf of all of us at Food4Kids, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Holding the cheque, Carla Ricci (left) and Cathy Haan (right) are surrounded by representatives from Tandia, Food4Kids, Feed the Social and many of the participating restaurants including Aberdeen Tavern, Berkley North, Cake and Loaf, Hambrgr, Jonny Blonde, Salty Espresso Bar, The Diplomat and The French.

A limited number of HAMILTON COOKS cookbooks are still available for sale at Tandia locations, with all proceeds distributed to Food4Kids Hamilton until sold out. 

Rachel Osborne,
AVP Marketing & Business Development
1.800.598.2891 ext. 1172
Rachel.Osborne@tandia.com

Tandia Financial Credit Union is a cooperative financial institution with a vision to be the financial services provider of choice in its communities and a continued commitment to serve education and government employees in Ontario. Tandia partners alongside its members each and every day to help them build a healthy and prosperous future. With a branch network that extends from Brant County through Greater Hamilton, Halton and the GTA, Tandia serves over 29,000 members and administers $1.2 billion in assets.