Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®), an international direct-selling health and wellness company with a regional headquarters in Ottawa, made a sizable donation to Food Banks Canada to help families and individuals in need.
On May 12, Plexus donated 4,000 packages of Lean Meal Replacement Shakes to Food Banks Canada, enough to fill 11-pallets. Each package contains 14-servings, which will provide 56,000 meals for Canadians who are struggling to put food on the table. In recent months, the nonprofit’s network of affiliate food banks has had to make significant changes to adapt to the pandemic, including adjusting to decreased volunteers and food donations.
“Last year, before the pandemic, people made over a million visits to food banks in Canada per month and this generous donation from Plexus Worldwide will help us serve the community as we navigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic together,” said Chris Hatch, CEO Food Banks Canada.
Food Banks Canada distributes donations to the Provincial Associations and network of over 3000 community food banks and agencies nationwide, most of which are suffering from a significant decrease in resources.
“Plexus is committed to helping fight food insecurity, especially during this challenging time as more individuals are out of work and need assistance to feed their families,” said Christopher Pair, President of Operations and International at Plexus Worldwide. “We are humbled by the dedication of everyone at Food Banks Canada, which serves an important role across the country.”
Plexus’ Philanthropy Department works closely with nonprofits around the globe to provide donations and support that goes directly to those in need. The health and happiness company also encourages its independent sales representatives, known as Plexus Ambassadors, to give back in their local communities.
About Plexus Worldwide:
Plexus Worldwide, LLC, is a leading health and happiness company featuring health and wellness products that enable people to improve their lives and well-being. With hundreds of thousands of independent business owners (“Ambassadors”) worldwide, Plexus is among the top 25 largest direct sales companies globally according to Direct Selling News. The combination of Plexus products and opportunities help individuals to meet their health-wellness and financial goals. For more information about us visit http://www.ca.plexusworldwide.com
About Food Banks Canada:
Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network from coast-to-coast-to-coast. For 40 years, food banks have been dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. Over 3,000 food banks and community agencies come together to serve our most vulnerable neighbours who – last year – made 1.1 million visits to these organizations in one month alone, according to our HungerCount report. Over the past 10 years, as a system we've sourced and shared over 1.4 billion pounds of food and Food Banks Canada shared nearly $70 million in funding to help maximize collective impact and strengthen local capacity – while advocating for reducing the need for food banks. Our vision is clear: create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/ to learn more.