In an effort to support Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, Starbucks Canada and The Starbucks Foundation announced that combined they will donate over $1 million in food and financial support to various organizations.
The Starbucks Foundation is donating $280,000 to Food Banks Canada’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which provides pre-packaged food to local food banks. In addition, The Starbucks Foundation will donate $70,000 to Second Harvest to support the logistics of the food donation supply chain. Lastly, Starbucks Canada is donating $24,000 to its existing social agency partners, Yonge Street Mission in Toronto and Woods Homes in Calgary to provide meals to vulnerable youths.
These donations follow the brands earlier COVID-19 drive which supported the United Way Centraide's COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund with $200,000 to help Canadians access basic needs during the pandemic.
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