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OPG partners with Feed Ontario to launch innovative COVID-19 Emergency Food Box program

TORONTO, April 4, 2020 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is teaming up with Feed Ontario to provide food to vulnerable individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A donation of $500,000 will help ensure agencies across the province are able to access this support, with a particular focus on OPG host communities.
OPG partners with Feed Ontario to launch innovative COVID-19 Emergency Food Box program
"It is a privilege to work with the dedicated team of Feed Ontario who are able to reach thousands of food-vulnerable people while allowing them to stay safely at home longer," said Ken Hartwick, OPG's President and CEO. "We hope other companies will also support this critical life-saving work. Now, more than any other time in history, Ontarians must come together to help each other through this crisis. I know we will, and I know that together, we will power on." A In partnership with local food banks and Food Banks Canada, Feed Ontario has developed its COVID-19 Emergency Food Box program, which will provide pre-packed food boxes to food banks across the province. By leveraging its buying power, Feed Ontario can provideA $100A worth of food for just $30. And, by combining local, provincial and national efforts, this program will help to address labour shortages at local food banks, increase physical distancing measures, and address food shortages locally a?? while ensuring food is getting into the hands of those who need it most during this crisis."We cannot thank OPG enough for their commitment to local communities across Ontario, especially during this unprecedented time of need," says Carolyn Stewart, Executive Director, Feed Ontario. "This generous support will make a significant impact on our ability to produce pre-packed Emergency Food Boxes and moves us closer to our goal in ensuring that no one goes hungry amid the COVID-19 crisis."
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