Montana’s is continuing and expanding its partnership with Food Banks Canada to help end food insecurity across the country.
According to a media release, Montana’s “believes in a Canada where no one goes hungry” and plans to donate the equivalent of 150,000 meals by the end of 2022.
“Montana’s is excited to expand its partnership with Food Banks Canada,” says Adrianne Largo, director of marketing with Montana’s. “Our guests helped us donate over 100,000 meals in 2021. We continue our efforts this year with a larger goal of increasing our donation by 50 per cent to provide 150,000 meals by the end of 2022.”
“Corporate social responsibility is a key tenet of our values, and we will continue to actively support our local communities. We are happy to do our part to fight against food insecurity in Canada,” says Largo.
“We know it’s a very difficult time for many right now, with 23 per cent of Canadians recently reporting they are eating ‘less than they should,’ due to rising inflation,” says Food Banks Canada CEO Kirstin Beardsley.
“In the past, people would turn to food banks during times of job loss, or due to lower wages—but more recently, Canadians are telling us that they are running out of money for food because of rising housing, gas, energy, and food costs. That’s an indication that we need to find new longer-term solutions to fight hunger and food insecurity,” Beardsley adds.
The company is donating the equivalent of one meal, up to 100,000 meals, to Food Banks Canada for every dine-in visit from now to October 10. Guests can also donate a minimum of $1 on their bill and get a $5 off coupon for their next dine-in visit until November 14. Guests can also contribute on the Food Banks Canada fundraising page for Montana’s, with the company matching donations up to $10,000.