MISSISSAUGA — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Burnbrae Farms has established a crisis-relief program to support Canadian families in need of assistance. To date, the company has donated more than 3.6 million eggs to more than 30 food banks across the country. Burnbrae Farms also donated a total of $55,000 to hospitals in the communities where it does business to assist with ongoing purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital staff and frontline workers during the crisis.
“From the outset of the crisis, we took our role as an essential service very seriously. We worked hard to keep our employees safe and to keep supplying Canadian families with nutritious, affordable eggs. We wanted to do more to support those in need as well as the healthcare workers risking their lives to keep us safe, and we are very proud of our pandemic-relief program,” says Margaret Hudson, president, Burnbrae Farms.
As a sixth-generation Canadian family business that has farmed in Canada for more than 125 years, Burnbrae Farms has always supported their local communities. At the onset of the crisis, many of Burnbrae’s foodservice customers were immediately impacted, with restaurants being forced to temporarily shut down. Concerned about eggs and egg products going to waste, the company quickly made the decision to donate the products and mobilized to redirect the eggs to those in need nationwide. With the support of frontline colleagues, Burnbrae Farms is proud to have safely distributed the eggs and egg products to food banks in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Waterloo, Montreal and many other deserving towns and cities across the country. These egg donations have helped to feed more than one million people in need.