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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 14, 2015 – Compass Group Canada announced a $153,400 donation to Food Banks Canada today, as part of Compass' Nourish program. The funds will be used to increase the amount and diversity of fresh, nutritious food to families-in-need through community gardens and food education at select food banks across Canada.
The level of food insecurity has increased across Canada and food bank usage has risen by 26 per cent since 2008. With 1 in 8 Canadian households currently facing food insecurity, Compass' $153,400 donation will help create sustainable solutions to ensure all Canadians, regardless of income, have access to safe and nutritious food to lead healthy and productive lives.
"Food plays a powerful role in our daily lives, both as a social connector and a community builder," said Saajid Khan, CEO, Compass Group Canada. "Our community gardens do more than just provide fresh local...