Money collected by Canadians as part of the Fries For Good initiative will go directly to the Canadian Red Cross, which will then share the results obtained among these various funds, ensuring support for individuals and families in all countries that need them most. Support will be directed at those affected by the pandemic, as well as those affected by recent devastating events, including mass shooting of Nova Scotia, and other disaster preparedness and response efforts in communities across Canada.
“With some recent tragedies adding to the difficulties created by the current global pandemic, we want to find ways to mobilize Canadians and support our communities who need them most right now,” said John Betts, President and CEO, McDonald’s Canada. “The Fries For Good initiative provides a simple and easy way for all Canadians to contribute to the coast-to-coast relief effort.”
Fries For Good is also a way for McDonald’s Canada to continue its unwavering support for Canadian farmers.
“Our agricultural partners have been hit hard by COVID-19, and we continue to look for ways to support them as we navigate new and unexpected challenges from this pandemic,” Betts continued. “Canadian farmers are a driving force in our business and we hope that Canada’s love for our French fries will enable us to not only make a significant contribution to the Canadian Red Cross, but also strengthen our support for Canadian potato farmers while making a positive impact on their business. “
“This is a unique time for Canadians when local communities prepare for and respond to disasters, while also trying to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and other unexpected events that may occur,” said Conrad Sauvé, President and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross. “Canadian Red Cross is pleased that Canadian Canadians provide another way for Canadians to help people during this much-needed time.”
Together with franchisees, McDonald’s Canada has found ways big and small to support the communities in which it operates, and remains committed to serving guests – through Mobile Order & Pay through the McDonald’s app (on Drive-Thru and only with Curbside Pickups only) ), Drive-Thru and McDelivery® at participating restaurants nationwide – to provide convenient and affordable food choices for Canadians. During the COVID-19 pandemic, McDonald’s Canada donated more than 250,000 pounds of food to local food banks and other charities, and supplied more than one million free coffee and tea to healthcare workers and emergency services.
For more information about McDonald’s Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, or more information about this promotion, visit McDonalds.ca.
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