TORONTO — According to blogTO, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) recently donated all of its surplus food to Second Harvest in Toronto after the closure of Scotiabank Arena.
The company’s food-and-beverage department posted several photos on its Facebook page of food boxes being sent to the charity. The move comes at a time when food banks are struggling to keep up with the demands of people across Canada impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our team has been working to get 27,000 lbs. of food, including 18,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables, 1,800 lbs. of bread and staples and 5,700 lbs. of ready-prepared food into the hands of people who need it most,” read the post, explaining MLSE has a longstanding partnership with Second Harvest.