June 23, 2020, Seattle, Wash. – As Canadians continue to face urgent needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Canada has donated $1,250,000 to food banks and hunger relief charities across the country.
The charities that will receive funds are located in regions where the company has corporate offices and/or fulfilment centres: Food banks and charities that will receive funds include:
- Backpack Buddies, which fills the weekend hunger gap for kids and families in British Columbia by providing bags of food on Friday afternoons, as well as pantry staples like pasta, bread, soup and canned protein.
- The Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto, the largest food bank in Canada, which strives to end hunger in urban communities and feeds thousands of low-income people every year.
- Feed Ontario, whose network distributes the equivalent of 4.5 million nutritious meals annually to adults, children, and seniors.
- Food Banks Alberta, the provincial association of food banks with a mission to strengthen the impact of the provincial food bank network by creating new opportunities, increasing knowledge, providing resources, and delivering innovative programs.
- Food Banks Canada, a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity.
- The Ottawa Food Bank, whose mission is to work in partnership to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity.
- The Surrey Food Bank, which provides nutritious food and connections to families living in Surrey and North Delta, British Columbia.
- Winnipeg Harvest, a community based organization that collects and shares surplus food with people who are hungry and offers training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty.
Where possible, donated funds are dedicated to each charity’s COVID-19 relief initiatives.