METRO donates $2,8M to food banks in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick
January 17, 2023 – METRO inc. is pleased to share that its inaugural company-wide Healthy Together fundraising campaign raised $2.2 million to help fight food insecurity thanks to the generosity of its customers who shop at Metro, Food Basics, Super C, Première Moisson, Adonis, Jean Coutu and Brunet. Thank you to our customers and employees who were able to help raise much-needed money for our community partners.
Additionally, METRO donated $550,000 to its long-standing community partners: Feed Ontario, Food Banks of Quebec and New Brunswick Food Depot Alimentaire. This donation is in addition to its long-term support for these organizations, being a partner in the early days of the Feed Ontario and Food Banks of Québec’s Food Recovery Programs, providing local food banks with unsold quality products from our participating stores in Ontario and Quebec. From 2016 to 2022, these programs helped recover and redistribute more than 23 million kilograms of food: the equivalent of nearly 45 million meals.
In 2022, METRO donated the equivalent of $50M of food in Quebec and Ontario, as well as $5.5 million in financial contributions to various causes. In addition, $6.8 million were raised through the participation of its store and pharmacy networks, the commitment of its colleagues and the generosity of its customers to different campaigns.