Dare Foods steps up to support Canadians during COVID-19
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April 21, 2020, Cambridge, Ont. – Dare Foods Ltd. today has donated 100,000 boxes of Bear Paws Cookies to Food Banks Canada in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The kids’ cookie has been distributed to locations identified by Food Banks Canada with the greatest need. The company states that the donation is part of a commitment to support communities in these difficult times.
Food banks are seeing dramatic increases in demand and as the global COVID-19 outbreak continues. Food Banks Canada is concerned about the shortage of food supplies. In Canada, 34 per cent of food bank users are children. That equates to thousands of children who struggle to get enough food.
“As a family-owned Canadian company, it’s important to us that we support our local communities,” said Peter Luik, president of Dare Foods. “At Dare, we recognize how fortunate we are and we understand it’s a tough time for a lot of Canadians and we want to offer our support.”
As COVID-19 continues to take a toll, Dare Foods has remained fully operational as an essential service in Canada’s food supply chain. The Cambridge, Ont.-based CPG company is working to continue to keep its employees healthy and safe, taking recommended safety measures including social distancing, mandatory scanning upon entry of manufacturing facilities, increased sanitation, and more.
“While food production is crucial during this time, it is critical that the safety and health of our employees is prioritized,” said Luik. “We are following the government’s guidelines to ensure our employees remain healthy and production continues.”
Dare Foods states that it will continue to look for other ways to support communities in both Canada and the U.S.
Dare Foods is a privately-owned, Canadian family business. The company has eight manufacturing plants and more than 1,300 employees.
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