Food Banks Canada, SkipTheDishes Launch Winter Charity Campaign

Tote bag designed by acclaimed Canadian artist and food insecurity advocate, Briony Douglas

WINNIPEG — SkipTheDishes and Food Banks Canada are banding together to provide emergency food and resources to Canadian families in need. Beginning November 28, Canadians can help Skip reach its goal of donating the value of 2,000 Give Boxes containing the 10 most needed food and personal-hygiene items to families facing food insecurity.

Until December 1st, customers using Skip Express Lane can add a Give Box to their cart at no additional cost before checking out. Skip will donate the value of the Give Box up to a total donation of $100,000. The top-needed items include pasta and pasta sauces, canned fish and meats, canned beans and soups, canned fruits and vegetables, meat alternatives, dairy products, rice and whole grain cereals, infant foods and formula, bathroom tissue and diapers and personal-hygiene products.

The first 500 customers to include a Give Box with their order on Skip Express Lane will receive a limited-edition re-usable tote featuring the items that are most in need, designed by acclaimed Canadian artist and food insecurity advocate, Briony Douglas.

This is Skip’s fourth consecutive year working with Food Banks Canada on their Winter Charity Campaign, which has provided more than 4.7 million meals across Canada, as well as weekly food donations from Skip Express Lane store locations to local food banks across the country.

“With food banks visits in 2023 surpassing the highest levels in Canadian history, initiatives like our annual Winter Charity campaign with SkipTheDishes are more important than ever before,” says Kirstin Beardsley, CEO of Food Banks Canada. “We’re incredibly grateful for our longstanding partnership with Skip and through these donations, we’ll be able to provide more families with immediate access to nutritious food.”

“As Canada’s homegrown food delivery network, we’re committed to continuing our fight against food insecurity in our communities, because no one deserves to go hungry,” says Melanie Fatouros-Richardson, vice-president, Communications and Government Relations. “Through our dedicated partnership with Food Banks Canada and Canadians’ ongoing support, we look forward to taking meaningful steps forward to alleviate hunger and help those in need this holiday season.”

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