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SkipTheDishes commits $15M to help Canadians amid COVID-19

SkipTheDishes also announced they will be launching a $1 million partnership with Food Banks Canada

April 16, 2020  by CM Staff

On April 16, SkipTheDishes announced that the company will be giving an additional estimated $10 million back to communities and restaurant partners.

When COVID-19 first began, the food delivery service launched a 30-day support package for restaurants on its network that has since directed more than $5 million back to its partners across the country.

SkipTheDishes said in a company statement that the company will be extending this support package, which includes a rebate of 25% to help local and independent restaurant partners.

“Restaurants are the heart and soul of communities across Canada and the industry is facing unprecedented hardships,” said Kevin Edwards, CEO of SkipTheDishes, in a prepared statement. “Though we know our support package doesn’t solve all of the challenges our restaurant partners are facing, we’re hoping it will help make an impact as we all work together to get through these exceptional times”

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The company also announced they will be launching a $1 million partnership with Food Banks Canada, which will start with a $200,000 donation, with additional contributions to be made throughout the year.

“We’re beginning to see a surge in demand across Canada at local food banks as many more people have recently fallen on hard times,” said Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada, also in a statement. “This partnership with SkipTheDishes will help us restock empty shelves at food banks across the country and ensure food banks have the support needed to feed those in critical need.”