For some children and adults in Canada, food insecurity is part of daily life. They’re hungry, and looking for help: According to the latest statistics from Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount 2018, 1.1 million Canadians visit a food bank in a typical month.
Now, thanks to a new partnership between CHEP and Food Banks Canada, getting food to those Canadians experiencing hunger is easier. Food Banks Canada is now part of the CHEP Canada network. The organizations are working together with the goal to ensure surplus food is distributed to people in need in a more effective and sustainable way.
“This collaboration is a natural one; both CHEP and Food Banks Canada are working to create a seamless supply chain from the manufacturer and retailer to Food Banks Canada that will help us get more of the available surplus food to more people in need,” said Chris Hatch, chief executive officer, Food Banks Canada.
“We are always looking for ways to work with our customers and do even more to solve shared challenges,” said Paola Floris, vice president and general manager, CHEP Canada. “This new collaboration eliminates obstacles, and makes it easy for our customers to make much-needed donations to any food bank location across Canada. Now, we can all work together efficiently and fight food waste.”
In addition, Floris said CHEP Cares volunteers have and will continue to assist local food banks throughout the year at a variety of locations across Canada.