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METRO donates over $1.6 million to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal from the Canadian Red Cross

Montreal, March 29, 2022 – METRO's company-wide fundraising campaign with customers of its food and pharmacy banners to help the people of Ukraine has raised an impressive $1,553,000, in addition to METRO’s donation of $100,000 in early March. In total, over $1,653,000 will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.

"A sincere thank you to METRO, which has once again offered to use its network of food stores and pharmacies to support our current and future efforts in Ukraine and neighbouring countries." said Janet Johnson, Chief Development Officer, Canadian Red Cross. "The funds raised through the generosity of the banners' customers provide emergency assistance on the field, including essential medical supplies, food, drinking water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene items, fuel and other emergency supplies."

METRO would like to thank the customers of its Metro, Food Basics, Adonis, Super C, Première Moisson, Jean Coutu and Brunet banners for their exceptional generosity, as well as all its employees for their mobilization to face this crisis.

It's still possible to make a donation to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal from the Canadian Red Cross by clicking here. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the region are joining forces to provide lifesaving help to those affected by the conflict.

About METRO inc.

With annual sales of $18 billion, METRO Inc. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. Its purpose is to nourish the health and well-being of our communities. 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 more than 90,000 people. For more details, visit



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