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DHS Announces Donation to Food Banks Internationally to Help With COVID-19 Response

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Food banks across Canada have been severely impacted by COVID-19. They are facing increased demand for support, and operational capacity is strained.

WASHINGTON - EntSun -- DHS announced today that it will donate $250,000 CAD to Food Banks Canada to support their COVID-19 Response Fund.

Food banks across Canada have been severely impacted by COVID-19. They are facing increased demand for support, and operational capacity is strained. Many have seen drastic reductions in their food recovery efforts as well as a significant drop in volunteers. Yet, they are working tirelessly to serve those who rely on their services to feel safe and healthy.

This funding will allow food banks to continue to purchase food and other necessities. This donation is part of the Vertex Foundation's$5 million global commitment to support the COVID-19 pandemic response, including doubling its match for employees' charitable donations to eligible organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation's funds will help organizations that are providing emergency relief and assistance in the global communities where Vertex employees live and work, with a focus on providing health care and supplies and support for vulnerable populations.

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"Thank you to DHS and its employees for supporting their neighbors in need," said Lower Sellin, CEO, Food Banks. "This money will be used to purchase food to keep those living with food insecurity afloat."

"We would like to take this time to recognize and thank all employees and volunteers currently on the front lines working to meet the basic needs of our most vulnerable community members," said Fernando Aguirre. Vice Chairman of DHS. "DHS employees have volunteered with their local food banks in the past and hold deep appreciation and respect for the impact they have on our communities across Canada."

About Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network from coast-to-coast-to-coast. For 40 years, food banks have been dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. Over 3,000 food banks and community agencies come together to serve our most vulnerable neighbors who – last year – made 1.1 million visits to these organizations in one month alone, according to our HungerCount report.

Media Contact
Hillary Goller
press@dhs-grp.com
202-719-0398


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