KAWARTHA LAKES-Days Inns Canada announced a donation campaign for Food Banks Canada in aid of their impactful Food For All initiative.
According to Foodbanks Canada there were almost 1.5 million visits to food banks in March 2022 and almost 500,000 of those visits were by children. Food bank use rose to the highest level in Canadian history in 2022 — up 35% from 2019.
Days Inns Canada says it hopes the contribution will play a vital role in restocking food banks, facilitating the distribution of large-scale donations, and swiftly sharing perishable items across Food Banks Canada’s extensive countrywide network.
“Between record-high need, rising food costs, and declining donations, it’s becoming harder and harder for food banks to keep up,” said Erin Filey-Wronecki, Chief Development and Partnership Officer, Food Banks Canada. Thanks to the generosity of partners like Days Inns – Canada, we can focus on ensuring our coast-to-coast-to-coast network of over 4,750 food banks and community agencies can serve Canadians in need by providing fresh, nourishing food.”
All Days Inn locations across Canada are participating in the “Feed Summer” campaign from now until August 31, 2023, including the award-winning location on Angeline Street S in Lindsay.
This campaign aims to benefit local food banks by encouraging guests and hotel teams to make monetary donations by scanning a unique QR code, volunteering or dropping off contributions at their nearest food bank, ultimately helping provide nutritious food to families in need.
“Last year, food bank use rose to the highest levels in Canadian history, accentuating the urgent need to address food insecurity. As a Canadian company, supporting local communities is paramount to us,” said Irwin Prince, President and COO of Days Inns – Canada. “We recognize the immense demand for food banks, and we are very proud to be able to partner with Food Banks Canada.”
Visit the Days Inn “Feed Summer” page on the Food Banks Canada website for more information on how to contribute to this important cause.