Coca-Cola Foundation donates to non-profit front-line workers
By CANADIAN VENDING
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, announced it is awarding a total of US $13.5 million in grants to five non-profit organizations that are working on the front lines of the U.S. and Canadian humanitarian response to COVID-19.
The latest grants support organizations focused on providing relief to first responders and residents of economically disadvantaged communities, both in the company’s hometown of Atlanta and across North America.
The company and the Foundation will continue to evaluate additional opportunities for grants around the world as the crisis evolves.
The two Canadian organizations receiving grants immediately are:
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada: A grant of US$750,000 (C$1 million) will help provide food and essentials for families and club employees who are struggling; care for children of emergency health workers; mental health and counselling services; and other emergency needs.
- Food Banks Canada: A grant of US$750,000 (C$1 million) will help provide food to communities during the outbreak, supporting a network of more than 650 food bank organizations and 4,500 distribution centres.
Since the outbreak began, The Coca-Cola Company also been donating product (water, juice, sparkling beverages) to the Canadian Red Cross, in partnership with their local bottling partner, to support quarantine centres in Cornwall and Trenton, Ontario.