The franchise community has stepped up to give back during the COVID-19 crisis. Here we provide a closer look at these initiatives through social media posts shared by Canadian franchises and support services/suppliers.
While the world practices social distancing to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyday heroes are on the front lines working tirelessly to keep us healthy and safe. Over the past few months, CFA member franchise systems have been doing their part by donating meals to front line essential workers, healthcare professionals, and first responders to show just how much their hard work through these difficult times is appreciated!
Firehouse Subs, McDonald’s Canada, and Taco Bell Canada (a YUM! Brands Subsidiary) were just some of the brands feeding local heroes!
Less than one week until #GivingTuesdayNow! So far, you’ve helped us donate more than 45,000 meals to healthcare workers and first responders together with @FirehouseSubs. Support us next week and help us feed the front line! pic.twitter.com/df7z3ThLY5
— Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (@savinglives) April 29, 2020
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You serve and protect. We’ll serve you, Guelph Police
Department💜 #feedingourheroes pic.twitter.com/OVvl37itOK
— Taco Bell Canada (@TacoBellCanada) April 30, 2020
Feeding Local Communities
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the global economy, resulting in a surge in demand for the services of Canada’s food banks. According to Food Banks Canada, demand has jumped 20 per cent for food bank services across the country. A&W Canada and BUILD IT By Design stepped up recently to provide meals to local hospitals and food banks in their communities.
We partnered with @RoseandCrownTO and delivered 60 meals to @parkdalefoodbnk -To date, we’ve ordered close to 1000 meals and 900+ desserts to support local restaurants and delivered them to hospitals and food banks across the city with #Toronto #Restaurants #OntarioSpirit pic.twitter.com/Trf0vo6NoZ
— BUILD IT By Design (@BuildItByDesign) May 7, 2020
A little goes a long way, so we’re donating extra food to @SecondHarvestCA’s @foodrescueca program for people in need right now. Any food business can join https://t.co/VqWUL0DlCS to donate food! Learn more @SecondHarvestCA or @foodrescueca or donate at https://t.co/WbnxZnaO6i. pic.twitter.com/HPCKZpm8Ax
— A&W Canada (@AWCanada) April 30, 2020