Who: Amazon Canada
What: The e-giant has committed to donate $80,000 to local food banks experiencing an increase in demand.
The injection strengthens an employee-led initiative to support eight food banks in Beauharnois, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver as part of Amazon’s Global Month of Volunteering.
From Aug. 15 to Sept.16, Amazon staff will volunteer with organizations and causes they’re passionate about within their own communities.
In May, food banks in Canada reported about 160,000 monthly visits, up from a monthly average of 60,000 visits pre-pandemic, per the CBC.