McDonald's Canada Thanks Canadians for Joining Efforts to Help Address Food Insecurity
With help of Canadians, McDonald’s Canada and its independent franchisees donate 500,000 meals to Food Banks Canada
TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2022 – This year, approximately 1.5 million Canadians visited a food bank.* Between Dec. 12 and Dec. 22, Canadians from coast to coast to coast who visited The Giving Page had their unique site visit count as a meal for Canadians in need, through McDonald’s Canada’s partnership with Food Banks Canada. With the help of these Canadians, McDonald’s Canada and its independent franchisees have donated 500,000 meals to families in need.
“An enormous thank you to our independent franchisees and every Canadian who joined our efforts to help address food insecurity in our communities,” said Gemma Pryor, Senior Director, McDonald’s Canada Impact Team. “The quick response of generosity and support inspires us to keep building meaningful moments, big and small, to connect with our communities and keep showing up when they need us most.”
McDonald’s became part of Canada’s community since the first restaurant opened in 1967. Over a million guests come through the doors of McDonald’s Canadian restaurants every day, not just for the food, but because of shared community connections. This is the third year McDonald’s Canada has worked with Food Banks Canada to address food insecurity during the holiday season.
McDonald’s Canada will continue helping Canadians with meaningful partnerships and programs to help address food insecurity in our communities. Our ambition is to provide approximately 1 million meals every year to Canadians in need.
“We have been feeding and fostering communities across Canada for 55 years and this meaningful, ongoing partnership with Food Banks Canada is just one of the ways we’ll continue to do that,” said Pryor.
McDonald’s Canada and its independent franchisees remain committed to serving its guests, employees, and the communities in which they operate. One way is by supporting programs and initiatives that care for Canadian families in need, helping reduce food insecurity and helping in times of crisis.
To find out more ways to help, please visit the Food Banks Canada website.
*Food Banks Canada Hunger Count 2022.
About McDonald's Canada
In 1967, Canada welcomed the first McDonald's restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving more than one million guests every day. In both franchised and corporate-owned restaurants, nearly 100,000 people are employed from coast to coast to coast, and more than 90 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent franchisees. Of the almost $1 billion spent on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald's Canada, visit mcdonalds.ca.
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