Calgary (Rural Roots Canada) – 75,000 meals.
That’s the number of meals that will be distributed to individuals in need across the country because of a donation from Corteva Agriscience to Food Banks Canada on World Food Day to fight food insecurity.
The $25,000 donation is coming from the company’s Growing Today, Leading Tomorrow community investment program.
The donation comes at a time when the pandemic has continued to affect thousands of Canadians.
Food Banks Canada and its network of 3,000 food banks and community agencies were providing services to more than 1-million Canadians before COVID-19. Unfortunately, that number has only grown due to unemployment, lost work days due to illness, and uncertainty.
In a statement, Corteva Agriscience Canada President Bryce Eger says it is important to address an issue that has become far too common across the country, especially considering they are a member of the food supply chain.
“With every dollar donated, three meals are provided to hungry Canadians; we’re proud to support a cause that reflects our own values as a company – to put food on the tables of Canadians. Further, we applaud Food Banks Canada for all they do for those in need,” Eger said.
Chris Hatch is the Chief Executive Officer of Food Banks Canada says the donation is generous.
“Thank you for helping us work toward our vision of a Canada where no one goes hungry.”