In the spirit of the holiday season, Gore Mutual has donated $40,000 to food banks across Canada.
Through the Gore Mutual Foundation, the insurer gave $5,000 cheques each to the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, the Ottawa Food Bank, the Kingston’s Partners in Mission Food Bank, the Collingwood Salvation Army Food Bank, the Essex Area Food Bank, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and the Mustard Seed Food Bank in Victoria, British Columbia.
The insurer also donated $2,500 to both Chatham’s Outreach for Hunger and the Salvation Army Food Bank in Woodstock, Ontario.
According to Food Bank Canada, more than 850,000 people turn to food banks for help each month, and many of them are children and youths. Christmas is a particularly busy time for food banks, so employees from Gore Mutual also spent several hours volunteering at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.
“There is an urgent need at food banks across Canada and at this time of year, no-one should go hungry,” said Heidi Sevcik, president and CEO at Gore Mutual.
“Our company is built on the idea of people helping people and we believe in supporting organizations that strengthen Canadian communities. Food banks do fantastic work and make an immediate impact in the lives of so many people especially during the holidays.”
“We’re grateful for the support from Gore Mutual Foundation,” said Major Neil Evenden of the Collingwood Salvation Army Food Bank.
“It will help us to meet the needs of those who come to us. It also allows us to purchase what we need but don’t have. Because of the generosity of our community, we’re able to go above and beyond in the support we offer.”