May 12, 2020, Toronto, Ont. – In honour of International Nurses Day today, Molson Coors Beverage Company in Canada will be providing 20,000 front-line healthcare workers with a meal of their choosing to thank them for their tireless work in fighting COVID-19 and creating a better tomorrow.
In co-ordination with hospitals, gift card codes for SkipTheDishes are being offered to front-line healthcare workers at hospitals in communities where Molson Coors brews: Mount Sinai Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital in Ontario, Montreal General Hospital in Quebec, Chilliwack General Hospital in British Columbia, Health Sciences Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital in New Brunswick.
Molson Coors is now inviting the public to send meals to healthcare heroes too, through a GoFundMe page which will collect funds for meals beyond the initial pledge of 20,000. Already, SkipTheDishes has raised the meal count by 2,800, donating $70,000 to existing efforts.
The GoFundMe page will collect donations from today until May 31, after which meal codes will be distributed proportionally to the hospitals.
“Our founder John Molson built the first public hospital in Montreal out of the desire to help those in need and make his community a better place,” said Fred Landtmeters, president of Molson Coors Canada. “Canadian healthcare workers are selflessly caring for those in need to create a better tomorrow for all of us. While we can’t help these heroes on the frontline, we can certainly thank them with the gesture of a meal.”
The meals for healthcare heroes program is the latest in a series of COVID-19 relief efforts from Molson Coors which has included support to communities of small businesses, freelancers and artists in Canada.
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