BASF Canada donates more than $64,000 to Food Banks Canada
May 5, 2020 By Fruit and Vegetable
BASF Canada donated $64,398.20 to Food Banks Canada, joining many other organizations across the agriculture sector in COVID-19 hunger relief efforts.
The company’s employees participated in a virtual food drive in March and April to support the more than 3,000 food banks and community agencies across Canada. The contribution will support food purchasing, distribution and resourcing for food banks across the country helping ensure that Canadians have the support they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ensuring Canadians have access to an affordable, abundant and safe food supply is a common mission the agriculture industry strives to provide each and every day,” said Jonathan Sweat, vice president of business management of agricultural solutions for BASF Canada, in a released statement. “Through this donation our employees are supporting food banks in the communities where they – and our customers – live and work and I couldn’t be prouder of the united contribution.”
BASF employees throughout Canada participated in the virtual food drive by making financial contributions online. All funds raised will be donated to Food Banks Canada to be dispersed to food banks across the country including the communities where BASF employees live and work.
“Food Banks Canada launched a special $150-million appeal to help ensure that food banks can continue their critical work during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so appreciative of everyone who has come together, including BASF Canada, to help ensure our neighbours living with food insecurity have enough to make it through this pandemic and into the future,” said Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada, in a released statement.
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