Feeding our Communities
Aug. 01, 2022
Addressing food insecurity with Foodbanks Canada
For the month of August Shell Canada is running an employee giving campaign to benefit Foodbanks Canada including a corporate a donation of $10k to each local foodbank in the major areas in which we operate:
Kitimat, Vancouver, Chemainus, Burnaby, Fort St. John, Terrace, Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Sarnia, Brockville, Kingston, Hamilton, Sault Ste marie, and Montreal.
“We are all seeing a significant increase in food costs. Food insecurity is a growing issue and those people in our communities who were already finding food expensive are feeling this pressure in a massive way. There are many ways we, as an organization, can help provide food to our community,” says Susannah Pierce, Shell Canada President and Country Chair.
In addition to direct corporate support, Foodbanks Canada is featured in the Shell Canada Powering Positivity employee giving program with all donations from staff to Foodbanks Canada matched by Shell for the month. And it’s not just about donations. Staff are encouraged to create volunteer opportunities, log volunteer hours and generate their own giving campaigns too.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow. As a national charitable organization, we are dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity by supporting a network of Provincial Associations and over 4,750 affiliate food banks and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Our work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the demand for food banks until a day when they are no longer needed.
About Shell Canada Social Investment
We aim to be a good neighbour wherever we work and live. Shell provides support in a variety of forms including funding to not for profit, charitable organizations and grants to employees who donate their time and money.
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