It was another sunny day in the community so I decided to wander over to the Nestlé Open House. Well I was not disappointed. I was met at the gate by Jennifer Kerr, Director of Corporate Affairs, who willingly introduced me to a number of hard working volunteers. Some of them I knew as former Aberfoyle students. It was great to see them giving back to the community.
We continued to talk about how Nestlé’s mandate is to give back especially as a corporation. This event is held in Aberfoyle one year and then at the other plant in Hope BC the next year. Nestlé is involved in Project Wet, Mill Creek Rangers, Mill Creek Watershed and recently provided many thousands of bottles of water to people in British Columbia affected by the fires. As with any corporation (not just Nestlé) all stakeholders should take the opportunity to inform themselves about data related to water taking, how it relates to the watershed, have conversations with corporate employees and sometimes agree to disagree.
For most people it was all about enjoying the day. The entry fee was a donation to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Kids Ability.