As a long-term partner of Food Banks Canada, Subway Canada has launched several measures to support the organization, including a donation of one million meals and a commitment to feeding local volunteers and employees in communities across the nation.
The one million meals come from a monetary donation of $500,000 to Food Banks Canada, and also a commitment to donating $50,000 of Subway products to local communities countrywide.
Further, as of March 30, Subway will donate $2 from every delivery purchase to Food Banks Canada to a maximum of $650,000.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased operations and food costs for food banks across the country, as well as an expected influx of people seeking them out for support.
While many corporations are providing support, food banks do not have the needed resources to continue providing nutritious food to families and vulnerable populations.
Subway Canada is urging guests to help by donating directly to Food Banks Canada or by ordering delivery from their local Subway restaurant.
“These are unprecedented times and it is our responsibility to do what we can to support the organizations putting nutritious food into the hands of our friends and neighbours,” said Cristina Wells, country director, Subway Canada. “We are calling on all Canadians to give what they can to help support Food Banks Canada by donating directly or by participating in the delivery donation drive.”
“While food insecurity is an issue year-round in Canada, COVID-19 has led to significant challenges,” says Chris Hatch, CEO for Food Banks Canada. “Subway Canada’s donation will help us to provide local food banks with the resources needed to adapt and help clients in quarantine situations with the nutritious food support they need.”
Further, Subway Canada franchise owners will deliver lunch to employees and volunteers in food banks across Canada to show gratitude for their tireless work.