Food Banks of Québec and the emergency fund of Centraide will receive additional financial support to meet increased needs in communities
Montreal, March 30, 2020 – METRO announces an additional donation of $1 million to Food Banks of Québec and the emergency fund of Centraide, after announcing on March 25 a $500,000 donation to Feed Ontario and Food Banks of Québec, as well as $500,000 to the emergency fund of United Way/Centraide.
METRO also appeals to the generosity of its metro&moi clients, inviting them to convert their points into a donation, if they can and want to, to these two organizations. METRO will match this amount up to an additional $1 million.
METRO thus reiterates its commitment and desire to help, in the current pandemic context, with food insecurity and other essential services that also include eldercare and mental health support. In order to facilitate the process and take immediate action, METRO has chosen its long-time community partners, Food Banks of Québec and Centraide, to redistribute the aid to regional agencies. These agencies are on the front lines in serving people living in precarious situations during this difficult period.
These new announcements are 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 is also a partner in the early days of the Food Banks of Québec and Feed Ontario's Supermarket Recovery Programs.
METRO, through its network of food stores and pharmacies, has been providing essential services since the beginning of the crisis. Our priority has been to ensure the safety of our employees and our customers while continuing to meet everyone’s needs.
About METRO inc.
With annual sales of more than $16 billion, METRO Inc. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the company 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. For more details, visit corpo.metro.ca.
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