March 23, 2020, Mississauga, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has announced that it is taking immediate action to further support its frontline staff, emergency food relief and health care providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The actions include a weekly bonus for its hourly staff, an investment of approximately $2 million to support emergency food relief efforts and an investment of $2.5 million in a new fund to provide personal support to frontline health providers during the crisis.
“In this global crisis, we are compelled to look beyond our business and do what we can to support the many dedicated people who continue to deliver the critical services we depend on, as well as the most vulnerable in our society,” said Michael McCain, President and CEO. “We encourage all companies with resources and capacity to do what they can to add their support. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in working alongside governments to fight this pandemic and restore our public and economic health.”
Maple Leaf Foods’ expanded efforts focus on four key efforts:
Maple Leaf Foods employs approximately 13,000 people and does business in Canada, the U.S. and Asia.
A Must Read for all food & beverages industry personnel
Canada’s national food & beverage processing authority
Serving the Canadian food & beverage processing industry for over 80 years!
FREE to qualified industry professionals