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Subway Never Miss Lunch program returns to fight hunger this November

Subway customers can play their own part to help fight hunger in communities across Canada throughout the month of November.

From November 1 to 21, $1 from every order placed through the brand’s app will help feed kids in need in communities across the country as part of the Never Miss Lunch initiative.

Now in its third year, the program is dedicated to reducing child hunger in Canada by working with Food Banks Canada to provide grants for local organizations to purchase fresh food for kids experiencing food insecurity. It will help support child hunger initiatives in 160 communities in all 10 provinces and three territories across Canada.

“Community needs differ across the country due to cultural and regional dietary differences. Grants provided to Food Banks Canada from the program allow local organizations to purchase fresh food that meets the dietary needs of our youth,” said David Armour, interim CEO for Food Banks Canada. “We are very grateful for supportive partners like Subway Canada who are helping us provide fresh resources to those who need it most.”

Each year, Food Banks Canada receives more applications for child packs than they can supply.

“Over the past year, we have seen a rapid increase in those utilizing our food banks,” said June Muir, CEO of UHC – Hub of Opportunities, a Windsor, Ont.-based organization. “The COVID-19 pandemic has left individuals and their families grasping for support. With over 7,000 children throughout Windsor-Tecumseh who are experiencing food insecurity, support from partners like Subway are imperative to ensure kids are receiving fresh, nutritional options.”

In the last two years alone, 280,000 food packs were distributed with fresh food from the Never Miss Lunch.

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