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OPG providing emergency food support to Durham Region

OPG's donation of $150,000 will be used to purchase and distribute food amid the COVID-19 pandemic

April 16, 2020  by CM Staff

OPG providing emergency food support to Durham Region. PHOTO: Ontario Power Generation Inc.

TORONTO — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on April 15 that, along with Feed the Need in Durham (FTND), they will provide COVID-19 emergency food support to residents in the Durham region. OPG’s donation of $150,000 will be used to purchase and distribute food amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Helping those in need during a time of crisis is what corporate citizenship is all about. We are extremely thankful to the good people of Feed the Need in Durham who have been working non-stop to provide emergency food support to residents of our largest site community,” said Ken Hartwick, OPG’s President and CEO, in a prepared statement. “We encourage other companies in the Durham region to reach out to FTND and do the same.”

According to the company website, FTND’s mandate is to work with member agencies to alleviate hunger by providing fresh, frozen and non-perishable food to those who need it most. For every $1 donated, FTND can collect, store and distribute $7 worth of food.

“We are humbled by this generous contribution from OPG and for their ongoing support of our work in the community,” said Ben Earle, FTND Executive Director, in a prepared statement. “With this donation, OPG has demonstrated their commitment to support FTND and our community in its time of most need, and for that we sincerely thank them.”

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