Medicom donates half a million masks made in Montreal to Banques alimentaires du Québec
Banques alimentaires du Québec has been battling the food insecurity plaguing the province
MONTREAL — Quebec company AMD Medicom Inc. donated 500,000 SafeMask Architect procedure masks manufactured at its Saint-Laurent plant to Banques alimentaires du Québec (Quebec Food Banks).
While Medicom has been doing its utmost to protect the frontline workers in Quebec and Canada, Banques alimentaires du Québec have been battling the food insecurity plaguing the province.
“The remarkable work that Banques alimentaires du Québec have been doing since the start of the pandemic has made a difference for many Quebecers who found themselves unemployed overnight and for families struggling to make ends meet. It is therefore with great humility that we are donating 500,000 masks that we produced in Montreal to support the Banques in their honourable mission of providing food assistance to vulnerable populations,” said Guillaume Laverdure, Chief Operating Officer of Medicom, in a prepared statement.
Since all production of procedure and N95-type masks produced at the Saint-Laurent plant is currently dedicated to supply contracts with the governments of Quebec and Canada, the Medicom produced a half-million surplus units for Banques alimentaires du Québec.
“The pandemic has put additional pressure on the daily operations of our members who want to ensure the health and safety of their employees, volunteers and beneficiaries. We are very grateful for this donation from Medicom, which will allow the network to continue to focus on its primary mission of addressing food insecurity in their region in a safe and secure manner,” said Véronique Beaulieu-Fowler, Banques alimentaires du Québec’s director of Communications and Philanthropy.