April 21, 2020
Canadian company is supporting local food banks during time of crisis
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (April 21, 2020): Dare Foods Ltd. today announced it has donated 100,000 boxes of Bear Paws Cookies to Food Banks Canada in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular kids’ cookie has been distributed to locations identified by Food Banks Canada with the greatest need. The donation is part of a commitment to support communities in these difficult times.
Food banks are seeing dramatic increases in demand and as the global COVID-19 outbreak continues, Food Banks Canada is concerned about the shortage of food supplies. In Canada, 34% of food bank users are children.1 That equates to thousands of children who struggle to get enough food.
“As a family-owned Canadian company, it’s important to us that we support our local communities,” said Peter Luik, President of Dare Foods. “At Dare, we recognize how fortunate we are and we understand it’s a tough time for a lot of Canadians and we want to offer our support.”
As COVID-19 continues to take a toll, Dare Foods has remained fully operational as an essential service in Canada’s food supply chain. The Cambridge-based CPG company is working to continue to keep its employees healthy and safe, taking recommended safety measures including social distancing, mandatory scanning upon entry of manufacturing facilities, increased sanitation, and more.
“While food production is crucial during this time, it is critical that the safety and health of our employees is prioritized,” said Luik. “We are following the government’s guidelines to ensure our employees remain healthy and production continues.”
Dare Foods will continue to look for other ways to support communities in both Canada and the United States. For more information on how Dare Foods is managing during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: https://www.darefoods.com/ca_en/covid19.
To learn more about Food Banks Canada or to donate, visit: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/Make-A-Donation.aspx
1 Food Banks Canada, HungerCount 2019. https://hungercount.foodbankscanada.ca/. Accessed on April 13, 2020.
About Dare Foods Ltd.
Dare Foods has a rich history as a privately-owned, Canadian family business. With eight manufacturing plants, over 1,300 employees and after more than 125 years in operation, Dare Foods has become part of the fabric of Canada. Dare Foods remains dedicated to producing innovative, high-quality food. Manufactured in Canada and the U.S., its range of cookies, crackers, fine breads and candy is available throughout North America and in more than 50 other countries around the world. Learn more at: https://www.darefoods.com/
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