TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Metro Inc. is pleased to announce that it will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. This donation comes in response to the government's commitment to welcome Syrian refugees into the country and will support those landing in both Quebec and Ontario by dividing the $100,000 equally between both provinces.
"The acts of solidarity toward the Syrian refugees illustrate our country's remarkable humanitarian spirit. We feel deep pride and gratitude when partners like Metro help Red Cross volunteers as they show great humanity in welcoming these families who, following a long and difficult journey, can now aspire to a better life" said Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross.
The donation will enable the Canadian Red Cross to help refugees begin a new life in their community and provide them with some essential services and basic assistance such as housing, clothing, hygiene products and food.
This most recent donation reflects the values of Metro's Community Investment Program, through which the company hopes to have a positive impact on the communities that it serves. This includes major food donations made to food banks in Quebec and Ontario every year, as well as its involvement with United Way and many other organizations, particularly those focusing on food access.
With annual sales of over $12 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical distribution in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
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For further information: Mark Bernhardt, [email protected], 416 239-7171 x6155