Unilever Canada donates to food banks

As part of its global commitment to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Unilever Canada will donate $3 million of essential goods to Canadians in need through food banks which are experiencing high demand due to economic uncertainty.

Gary Wade, president of Unilever Canada, says the company is "committed to supporting Canadians directly affected by COVID-19 with the products they need to protect the wellbeing of themselves, their families and their communities. Our frontline teams working in our factories, distribution centres and retail continue to go above and beyond to ensure Canadians have essential goods for their families. I'm grateful to our employees and partners who are working every day to make a difference in supporting our consumers, customers, and suppliers."

he company's actions in Canada are part of Unilever's global efforts to help protect the lives and livelihoods of the communities it supports, including its consumers, its customers and suppliers, and workforce, with worldwide product donations of more than €100 million (approximately $155 million CAD) to help people affected around the world.

Unilever Canada will donate $3 million of food, soap, personal hygiene, and home cleaning products to charitable organizations in need, including: Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest, The Salvation Army, Simcoe Caring Cupboard, Good Shepherd and Action Nouvelle Vie.

Unilever will donate soap, personal care, home hygiene and food products from its leading brands, such as Dove and Dove Men Care personal hygiene products, Baby Dove wipes, Vaseline lotion, Knorr food products, Hellmann's mayonnaise and many other products from other brands.

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