What: The grocer donated $50 million worth of food in 2022 – the equivalent of 4.5 million kilos of food or 9 million meals – to food banks in Ontario and Quebec.
Metro also made financial contributions totalling $5.5 million to various causes.
One More Bite is the company’s initiative to fight food waste by donating quality unsold products from participating stores to local food banks.
From 2016 to 2022, through the Metro, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Marché Richelieu banners, Metro has recovered and redistributed from its distribution centres and stores more than 23 million kilograms of food – the equivalent of nearly 45 million meals.
"We are committed to contributing to the economic and social well-being of the communities in which we operate. In 2022, in addition to our financial support of $5.5 million, we raised $6.8 million thanks to the participation of our store and pharmacy networks, the commitment of our colleagues and the generosity of our customers in various campaigns. We would like to thank all of them for having contributed to raising these funds which are essential to our community partners," said Marie-Claude Bacon, vice president, public affairs and communications, at Metro.
Metro launched its very first company-wide fundraising campaign, Healthy Together, in November and December of 2022.
The campaign raised an additional $2.2 million to help fight food insecurity thanks to customer donations.
Metro donated an additional $550,000 to three long-time partners: Feed Ontario, Food Banks of Quebec and New Brunswick Food Depot Alimentaire, bringing the total amount of this inaugural initiative to $2.8 million.
Also in 2022, Metro donated a record $2.4 million to the United Way and nearly $1.7 million to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Relief Fund.