Feed Ontario, Food Banks of Québec, Centraide/United Way, will receive financial support to meet increased needs in communities
MONTRÉAL, March 25, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - METRO will donate $1 million to support community relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic: $500,000 to Feed Ontario and Food Banks of Québec, as well as $500,000 to the emergency fund of Centraide/ United Way.
Mindful of the public's concerns and the impact COVID-19 has on their lives, METRO is pleased to answer the call of its long-time community partners. This donation will help with food insecurity and other essential services that also include eldercare and mental health support.
METRO, through its network of food stores and pharmacies, has been providing essential services since the beginning of the crisis. Our priority has been to ensure the safety of our employees and our customers while continuing to meet everyone's needs.
This donation is in addition to METRO's long-term support for these organizations, including a $500,000 donation to the major fundraising campaign of the Food Banks of Québec, which is co-chaired by Eric La Flèche, President and CEO of METRO.
About METRO Inc.
With annual sales of more than $16 billion, METRO Inc. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. 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 almost 90,000 people. For more details, visit corpo.metro.ca.
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