Lactalis Canada Donates More than 7.6 Tonnes of Yogurt to Food Banks

Lactalis Canada employees at a food bank

TORONTO — Lactalis Canada has donated more than 7.6 tonnes of Olympic Organic yogurt valued at $64,000 to Ontario and British Columbia food banks this holiday season. The yogurt equates to 11,700 tubs in the standard 650g size.

The food bank recipients in British Columbia include the CityReach Care Society, Lotus Light Charity Society, Richmond Food Bank Society and Archway Food Bank. In Ontario, the yogurt will be donated to Feed Ontario, who will re-distribute the product to their partner food banks.

“During these tough economic times, we are proud to support many Canadian families with the all-around benefits of highly nutritious dairy essentials such as Olympic Organic yogurt for the holiday season through our food-bank donations in Ontario and British Columbia,” says Adrienne Pagot-Gérault, general manager, Cultured & Yogurt Division at Lactalis Canada.

“Pre-pandemic, we were serving 100 families a week; now, we are serving up to 1,000 families a week,” says Simon Gau, executive director, CityReach Care Society. “Donations like this from Olympic yogurt allow us to offer dairy to our families struggling with food insecurity and inflation. More people use food banks than ever before in Canadian history, and as we head into Christmas, we’re grateful for the support.”

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