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Companies come together to produce $3.6 million food donation in north
Relief is on the way for thousands northern Manitoba residents who are struggling to put food on the table. The North West Company, a Winnipeg based retailer to rural communities in northern Canada, has joined the Sprott Foundation to enable a combined $3.6 million food donation to residents of approximately 130 communities in the north – which will help ensure food availability during the economic slowdown. The program kicks off on June 1.
Coronavirus pandemic exposing health inequities among Canadians, experts say
The ongoing coronavirus crisis is exposing health inequities that have long existed in Canada. As well, Canadian charities and agencies are busy trying to meet the increased need brought on by the pandemic. “We can see that COVID-19 is hitting communities that are socially and economically marginalized or disadvantaged hardest,” McGill University associate professor Nicholas King, who studies public health policy and ethics, told Global News.
Bringing Toronto back to its feet program: Second Harvest
The 'Bringing Toronto back to its feet program' was designed to thank and support Toronto’s front-line health workers, their families, and local community agencies like Second Harvest. CEO of Second Harvest, Lori Nikkel, joins us to give a tour of the Second Harvest Warehouse
Prince Albert charities help seniors weather COVID-19 isolation measures
Seniors are struggling with the adverse effects of pandemic isolation measures, said John Fryters, pastor and director of the Heart of Seniors Gathering Centre. That’s in addition to the anxiety of being one of the groups particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
Barney’s gets thousands of dollars, potatoes for free food programs
Homeland Mission and Cornerstone Christian Assembly, the non-profits affiliated with Barney’s Bargain Barn in Little Current, have received additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic from food rescue operation Second Harvest and McCain Foods in the form of funding support and weekly truckloads of free potatoes, respectively.
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