To help combat food insecurity this coming holiday season, Lactalis Canada announced a donation of over eight tonnes of Olympic yogourt valued at over $67,000 to Ontario and British Columbia food banks.
This marks the second year that Lactalis Canada’s Olympic brand has supported Canadian food banks with a holiday donation.
“We know that with so many Canadians currently facing food insecurity, food banks are experiencing unprecedented demand,” says Adrienne Pagot-Gérault, general manager, cultured & yogourt division, Lactalis Canada. “Lactalis Canada’s Olympic Organic brand’s very motto is centered around “crafted with care” and this extends to our support to food banks in Ontario and British Columbia this holiday season through a significant contribution of our high-quality nutritious products.”
In Ontario, the yogourt will be provided to Feed Ontario and distributed to their affiliated food banks, including Food Banks Mississauga. In British Columbia, the yogourt will be distributed to various food bank recipients, including the CityReach Care Society, Lotus Light Charity Society, Richmond Food Bank Society and Archway Food Bank.
“This year, with inflation and economic uncertainty, we saw the demand for food bank services surge, serving the highest number of people ever on record,” says Carolyn Steward, CEO of Feed Ontario. “But even in the face of this challenging environment, Feed Ontario has been able to rise to meet this growing need with passion and conviction, made possible in part by generous donations like Olympic yogourt from Lactalis Canada.”