March 27, 2020, Montreal, Que. – METRO is donating $1 million to support community relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feed Ontario and Food Banks of Québec will receive $500,000 and the emergency fund of Centraide/ United Way will also receive $500,000.
Mindful of the public’s concerns and the impact COVID-19 has on their lives, METRO states that it is pleased to answer the call of its longtime community partners.
“This donation will help with food insecurity and other essential services that also include eldercare and mental health support,” the company states.
METRO, through its network of food stores and pharmacies, has been providing essential services since the beginning of the crisis. The company states its priority has been to ensure the safety of its employees and customers while continuing to meet everyone’s needs.
This donation is in addition to METRO’s long-term support for these organizations, including a $500,000 donation to the major fundraising campaign of the Food Banks of Québec, which is co-chaired by Eric La Flèche, president and CEO of METRO.
METRO operates or services a network of some 950 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as some 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment to almost 90,000 people.
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