The McCain Foundation has donated $1 million to Food Depot Alimentaire, which supplies more than 60 food banks, shelters, community kitchens and school programs in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
In recent weeks, spread of the novel coronavirus and the economic and social disruption related to Covid-19 control measures has left food banks across the province and nation struggling as they face unprecedented demand, coupled with dwindling fundraising capabilities.
The donation will help to ensure that many residents of New Brunswick are able to access the support they need during this difficult time.
Moncton-headquartered Food Depot Alimentaire has long been helping feed those in need by organizing food collection drives, storage, distribution, fundraising, advocacy and more actions. However, the sudden closure of public schools has left thousands of children and families who rely on these breakfast clubs and meal programs in need of additional support.
“As we all do our part to flatten the curve, we must think about those who are most impacted in our communities. New Brunswick is very close to the hearts of all McCain family members and we will be doing our part to support New Brunswickers in getting through this crisis. Our donation will ensure we can serve the most vulnerable in our communities in the weeks and months ahead,’’ said Linda McCain, who chairs the foundation’s board of directors.
About the Foundation
Established in 1993, the McCain Foundation supports a wide variety of projects and charities across the nation with a particularly strong focus on communities in Atlantic Canada. It is funded solely by McCain Foods Limited, wholly owned by the McCain families with headquarters in Toronto and Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick.