Montana’s Works with Food Banks Canada to Combat Food Insecurity
“Montana’s® is excited to expand its partnership with Food Banks Canada,” says Adrianne Largo, Director, Marketing of Montana’s®. “Our guests helped us donate over 100,000 meals in 2021. We continue our efforts this year with a larger goal of increasing our donation by 50% to provide 150,000 meals by the end of 2022. Corporate social responsibility is a key tenet of Montana’s® values and we will continue to actively support our local communities. We are happy to do our part to fight against food insecurity in Canada.” says Largo.
“We know it’s a very difficult time for many right now, with 23% of Canadians recently reporting they are eating ‘Less than they should,’ due to rising inflation, explains Food Banks Canada’s CEO Kirstin Beardsley. In the past, people would turn to food banks during times of job loss, or due to lower wages — but more recently, Canadians are telling us that they are running out of money for food because of rising housing, gas, energy, and food costs. “That’s an indication that we need to find new longer-term solutions to fight hunger and food insecurity,” says Beardsley.
Earlier this year, Montana’s donated the equivalent of one meal (up to 100,000 meals) to Food Banks Canada for every dine-in visit. Guests can further their impact by donating $1 or more on their bill until November 14th. In appreciation, Montana’s will provide them with a $5 off coupon for their next dine-in visit.
If you would like to be part of the change in the fight against food insecurity, you can also donate to Montana’s fundraising page for Food Banks Canada here. Your donation to this page will be matched by Montana’s up to $10,000.