MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Compass Group Canada raised $10,000 for its Nourish program, which tackles food insecurity across Canada.
The Compass Group Canada presented Food Banks Canada with a cheque for $100,000 at the Compass Stars and Strikes Celebrity Charity Event. Along with the support of Compass suppliers, the funds raised will help increase the amount and diversity of fresh food available to families-in-need through community gardens and food education programs at select food banks across Canada. More than 860,000 Canadians use food banks each month.
“As a leader in foodservice, we understand the important role that quality food plays in our everyday lives and we strongly believe that everyone should have access to fresh, nourishing food,” says Saajid Khan, CEO, Compass Group Canada. “Community gardens do more than just provide fresh local food. They serve as a hub where people access healthy food and develop relationships by gardening together.”
Since October 2014, Compass, through its Nourish program, has donated $485,000 to Food Banks Canada. Compass has supported over 45 community gardens across Canada and provided educational opportunities to ensure high levels of participation in fresh food adoption and healthy eating.