TORONTO — Lactalis Canada is donating more than 34,000 family-sized yogurt tubs to various food banks and charitable organizations in B.C., including the Abbotsford Food Bank, CityReach Care, Lotus Light Charity, Quest Food Bank and the Richmond Food Bank. The donation will be ongoing until the end of 2021 to support communities impacted by the recent flooding.
Additionally, Lactalis Canada’s Foodservice division has also offered to donate dairy ingredients to local restaurants preparing complimentary meals for the community.
“From farms and properties completely washed away to loss of livestock and crippling supply chain issues impacting food availability, the people and communities of British Columbia have been deeply affected by the recent severe flooding events,” says Mark Taylor, president and CEO, Lactalis Canada. “Lactalis Canada’s purpose is to enrich and nurture the lives of Canadians and in this situation, and for us, that means doing whatever we can to get nutritious dairy products to all those impacted. Our thoughts continue to be with B.C. including our suppliers, partners and customers and our many dairy farmers in the region that have been particularly hard hit by this devastating event.”