Subway Canada donating one million meals to Food Banks Canada
March 30, 2020, Toronto, Ont. – Subway Canada has launched several measures to help support Food Banks Canada, including a donation of one million meals and a commitment to feeding local volunteers and employees in communities across the nation.
In addition, Subway will donate $2 from every delivery purchase to Food Banks Canada.
The company said in a statement that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused operations and food costs to rise for food banks across the country and an expected influx of people seeking them out for support will only make it worse.
While many corporations have stepped up, food banks across Canada do not have the resources they need to continue providing nutritious food to families and vulnerable populations during this crisis, especially as numbers increase, the company stated.
Subway Canada is urging guests to help by donating directly to Food Banks Canada or by ordering delivery from their local Subway restaurant.
“These are unprecedented times and it is our responsibility to do what we can to support the organizations putting nutritious food into the hands of our friends and neighbours,” said Cristina Wells, country director, Subway Canada. “We are calling on all Canadians to give what they can to help support Food Banks Canada by donating directly or by participating in the delivery donation drive.”
Chris Hatch, chief executive officer for Food Banks Canada, said while food insecurity is an issue year-round in Canada, COVID-19 has led to significant challenges.
“Subway Canada’s donation will help us to provide local food banks with the resources needed to adapt and help clients in quarantine situations with the nutritious food support they need.”
In addition to the charitable donation and delivery donation drive, Subway Canada franchise owners will deliver lunch to employees and volunteers in food banks across Canada to show gratitude for their tireless work.