McCain Foods is makig a donation of up to 20 million pounds of potato products to support Food Banks of Canada, Second Harvest and other local food security organizations across the country.
The commitment represents 60-million servings of potatoes that will be provided to Canadian communities struggling with food insecurity.
The donation will help provide access to additional food sources to those in need. Food banks across Canada are encouraged to reach out to their provincial food banks associations and Second Harvest with their requests. To further help, McCain Foods Limited is also engaging its subsidiary transportation company Day & Ross to help get the donations to those in need as quickly as possible.
"In this time of physical distancing, feelings of community and support are ever more important," said Max Koeune, president and CEO, McCain Foods. "McCain has long been a leader in Canadian agriculture and food. Our employees, along with our more than 130 potato grower partners across the country, take pride in providing planet friendly foods to Canadians everyday. Our collective goal is to feed real moments of togetherness and these challenging times are no exception. That is why we are working with charitable organizations across Canada to help fight hunger in our country."