TORONTO — In 2017/18, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has contributed more than 90,000 kg of food to organizations in Toronto that support individuals struggling with hunger.
The MTCC’s successful food-donation program partners with events and conferences to reduce food waste and ensure extra food items are donated to charitable organizations in Toronto, including Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, TDSB’s Student Nutrition Program and Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services.
“We are very proud of the success of our donation program. It stands as a key element in our Centre’s commitment to making a positive impact in the local community,” says Barry Smith, MTCC president & CEO.
The MTCC also donated more than 55,000 kg of reusable materials from events and conferences in its 2017/18 fiscal year to Habitat for Humanity, TDSB’s Arts Junktion Program and Red Door Family Shelter.
“The in-kind donations Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services receives from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre have a quantifiable impact on the physical and emotional lives of the people we serve — women, the homeless and those living with mental illness,” says Diane Walter, executive director at Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services. “They also help us play a small part in making our planet more sustainable.”