Toronto – Ontario
Power Generation (OPG) is teaming up with Feed Ontario to provide food to vulnerable
individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A donation of
$500,000 will help ensure agencies across the province are able to access this
support, with a particular focus on OPG host communities.

“It is a privilege to
work with the dedicated team of Feed Ontario who are able to reach thousands of
food-vulnerable people while allowing them to stay safely at home longer,” said
Ken Harwick, OPG’s President and CEO. “We hope other companies will also support
this critical life-saving work. Now, more than any other time in history,
Ontarians must come together to help each other through this crisis. I know we
will, and I know that together, we will power on.”  

In partnership with
local food banks and Food Banks Canada, Feed Ontario has developed its COVID-19
Emergency Food Box program, which will provide pre-packed food boxes to food
banks across the province. Through the
generous support of its industry partners Feed Ontario can
provide $100 worth of food for just $30.
By combining local, provincial and national efforts, this program will help to
address labour shortages at local food banks, increase physical distancing
measures, and address food shortages locally – while ensuring food is getting
into the hands of those who need it most during this crisis.

“We cannot thank OPG
enough for their commitment to local communities across Ontario, especially
during this unprecedented time of need,” says Carolyn Stewart, Executive
Director, Feed Ontario. “This generous support will make a significant impact
on our ability to produce pre-packed Emergency Food Boxes and moves us closer
to our goal in ensuring that no one goes hungry amid the COVID-19 crisis.”

donation will:

  • Help provide $1.4 million worth of food or 300,000
    meals, plus snacks
  • Help to ensure that 225,000 people have enough
    food to safely stay home longer
  • Provide support and hope to over 1,200 hunger
    relief agencies across Ontario.

Other recent OPG
COVID-19 initiatives include donating 500,000 surgical
masks, 75,000 N95 masks and 17,500 Tyvek suits to the Province of Ontario
for distribution to hospitals and care facilities in need; providing 10 Power Assisted Air Purification Respirators
(PAAPRs) to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and partnering
with Ontario Tech to develop protective shields using 3D printers. Learn more about OPG’s efforts against the
spread of COVID-19
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About Feed Ontario:  From securing fresh and
healthy food sources, to driving change through policy research and innovative
programming, Feed Ontario unites food banks, industry partners, and local
communities in our work to end hunger and poverty. Amid the COVID-19 crisis,
Feed Ontario has launched an Emergency Response Fund in support of its COVID-19
Emergency Food Box program. To support
this fund, please visit:

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