April 17, 2020, Montreal, Que. – Mondelēz Canada is donating more than $650,000 worth of food to Moisson Montreal as part of its $1-million-worth of cash and in-kind donations to support its community partners.
The donation will go to Food Banks Canada, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and United Way Centraide to advance emergency relief and critical food stability efforts in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As one of Canada’s largest food manufacturers we have an important role to play in helping those in our local communities who are hit hardest by COVID-19,” said Martin Parent, president, Mondelēz Canada. “As a Montreal resident I am proud that we can support our local food bank to help provide food security, and bring a little joy to the people who need it most across the city.”
“Moisson Montréal is currently benefiting from an exceptional wave of solidarity from food donors,” said Richard Daneau, general manager. “In this crisis period, this donation of chocolate and candies will bring energy and comfort to Montrealers in this challenging situation.”
Mondelēz Canada stated it will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation and provide further updates as appropriate. The support is part of the global Mondelēz International commitment to donate $15 million in cash and in-kind donations to community partners around the world.
Mondelēz had net revenues of about $26 billion in 2018.
Moisson Montréal is a registered charitable organization which gathers food donations and basic products all year long and distributes them free of charge to community organizations on the Island of Montreal. It is the largest food bank in Canada distributing foodstuffs.
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