LAVAL, Que. ─The St-Hubert Group and the St-Hubert Foundation are providing 10,000 St-Hubert meals delivered free of charge, 10,000 additional meals provided by network franchisees in their respective communities, as well as a $100,000 donation and nearly 2,000 chicken pies to the to help communities during COVID-19.
St-Hubert is joining a mutual-aid and social-generosity movement by launching its Deliver-it-Forward comfort chain. Customers can submit the name of a person who deserves a St-Hubert meal on the company’s Facebook page and every day for 100 days, 100 St-Hubert meals will be delivered free of charge to 100 people. The purpose of this project is to break people’s isolation and, above all, to thank citizens who set themselves apart in these difficult times.
“The initiatives announced today will feed people, but above all, do them good. Our franchisees, people involved in their community, quickly joined the movement. This outpouring of generosity comes from our Retail division, our Restauration division and the St-Hubert Foundation, who joined together as never before to comfort Quebeckers in this unprecedented situation,” says Richard Scofield, president of the St-Hubert Group.
Through the St-Hubert Foundation, the St-Hubert Group is making a $100,000 donation to the Food Banks of Quebec. This is in addition to a $200,000 financial commitment made in 2018 to the food-recovery program in supermarkets. St-Hubert is increasing its donation with nearly 2,000 St-Hubert chicken pies, prepared at its Boisbriand plant. This double donation will help families that have been hit hard by the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Many of the 75 St-Hubert franchisees have already donated meals to associations or hospital employees since the start of the events.