Calgary, May 22, 2020 — The Teamsters Canada Foundation is donating $8,000 to Food Banks Alberta.
Food Banks Alberta is the provincial association of food banks with 96 members across Alberta. Its mission is to heighten the impact of the provincial food-bank network by creating new opportunities, increasing knowledge, providing resources, and offering innovative programs.
“We are thankful for this generous donation from Teamsters Canada Foundation that will help support food banks across Alberta in their efforts to feed those in need across the province’’ said, Arianna Johnson Senior Project Manager, Food Banks Alberta.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously impacted people’s incomes and their ability to feed their family,” said Randy Powers, President of the Prairies Joint Council of the Teamsters Union. “We decided to engage directly with charities in light of the enormous need, and because we never shy away from a major challenge to help community members.”
The Teamsters Canada Foundation has pledged its support to several charitable organizations across the country, with donations totalling $300,000.
“Canadians are showing remarkable solidarity and generosity,” said François Laporte, Chairman of the Teamsters Canada Foundation and President of Teamsters Canada. “We have a duty to act when we can help our fellow citizens, and that’s what we’re doing alongside all our partners across Canada.”
Funds raised by the Teamsters Canada Foundation through its charitable activities come from private donations, not from the dues of Teamsters members. The Canada Revenue Agency also requires that foundations donate funds directly to charitable organizations rather than individuals.
The Teamsters Canada Foundation also accepts individual donations through its Web site ftcf.ca.
The mission of the Teamsters Canada Foundation is to help the most vulnerable of our society through charities present in Canadian communities. The Foundation also supports workers who want to improve their lives by retraining or by taking courses to change or advance their career. Visit ftcf.ca to find out more.
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Stéphane Lacroix, Public Relations Officer