Bunzl Canada has launched its 2020 “Week of Giving” to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in communities across Canada.
More than 90,000 masks will be donated to 27 organizations including hospitals, schools, emergency services, community support services and long-term care facilities. The masks will be distributed throughout the week by Bunzl's divisions, including grocery to support healthcare delivery, protect essential workers and assist people in need.
"The global pandemic has created unprecedented needs in the communities in which we operate," says John Howlett, president of Bunzl Canada. "Giving back to those communities is a fundamental tenet of our business philosophy, our culture and our values. We share those values with our employees, and with our customers."
Earlier this year, Bunzl provided remote communities and frontline workers in a across Canada with donations of personal protective equipment. It has also given to Foodbanks Canada to help address food insecurity exacerbated by the global pandemic.
"We're very excited to get our Week of Giving under way," adds Margo Hunnisett, vice president of marketing and communications. "Bunzl Canada is comprised of long standing, local businesses with deep roots in the communities they serve. This event was conceived to support those communities and demonstrate our belief in the importance of maintaining and investing in our local market presence, familiarity and participation."