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McDonald’s launches The Giving Page; will donate one meal to Food Banks Canada for every unique visitor

This week, McDonald’s Canada launched The Giving Page, where each unique page visit will convert to a meal that Food Banks Canada provides to a family in need.

“The website is an easy way for Canadians to join efforts by simply clicking on the website. We encourage Canadians to visit and share the website with their friends and families so that we can help address food insecurity in local communities together,” a news release regarding the new website reads.

According to Food Banks Canada’s Hunger Count Report, approximately 1.5 million Canadians visited a food bank this year, with one-third of them being children.

“As a part of Canadian communities since it opened its first restaurant in 1967, McDonald’s knows that being part of communities means doing things to help each other out where support is needed the most,” the news release states.

Visitors to the page can follow along the live progress of The Giving Page with the live ticker of number of meals donated. As of 5 p.m. on Dec. 14, roughly 71,000 meals had  been

“Through our meaningful partnership with Food Banks Canada, McDonald’s Canada and our independent franchisees will donate up to 500,000 meals to Canadians in need this holiday season,” the news release states.

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