Global beverage company aims to help fight growing hunger crisis as the number of people impacted by coronavirus rises
CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Today, Molson Coors Beverage Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX) is announcing a donation of nearly three million meals to help fight hunger during this unprecedented time. The donation will support food pantries in 10 of the company’s hometown and brewery markets, which are facing increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In this pandemic we know so many are struggling with food insecurity, and food banks are seeing unprecedented demand. Our hometown and brewery communities are among those in need, and we’re committed to supporting our neighbors this holiday season,” said Gavin Hattersley, CEO of Molson Coors.
Molson Coors is making donations to local food pantries in ten operating communities in the U.S. and Canada, including Albany (GA), Chicago, Chippewa Falls (WI), Denver, Fort Worth, Milwaukee, Montreal, Shenandoah (VA), Toronto and Trenton (OH).
“Never in the 41-year history of the Greater Chicago Food Depository have we seen such a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking food assistance,” said Kate Maehr, the Food Depository’s executive director and CEO. “Many of them are facing hunger for the first time during this ongoing crisis. We’re so grateful to Molson Coors for this generous donation that will help feed our neighbors in need.”
“2020 has been a devastating year for so many, and this winter especially is going to be tougher than any we’ve faced before,” said Patti Habeck, President and CEO at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “This amazing gift is yet another example of Molson Coors commitment to taking care of its local neighbors in need at a time when it is absolutely vital. We are truly grateful.”
This year, the company is continuing to make an impact in a meaningful and relevant way, helping those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic by donating canned water, producing hand sanitizer, and providing relief funds supporting those in the bar and restaurant industry.