Bonduelle supports FCC Drive Away Hunger during challenging times
Stepping up when the need is greatest
When Bonduelle saw demand at food banks spiking because of COVID-19, they didn’t hesitate. As a provider of canned, frozen, fresh and prepared vegetables – and an FCC Drive Away Hunger partner since 2019 – the company was uniquely positioned to help.
“As part of the COVID-19 situation, we were trying to support the local communities in which we’re present,” explains Patrice Légaré, vice-president, supply chain at Bonduelle. The company has 13 production sites across North America, with eight sites in Canada. Their efforts translated into food donations to organizations across Canada.
Building partnerships for FCC Drive Away Hunger
In southwestern Ontario, where Bonduelle has three production facilities, the company assembled and donated 17 pallets of food in less than two days. Thanks to a great business relationship with Wellington Group, a transportation company that also invests in the community, they could get the donations to food banks in need.
Despite being a fairly new FCC Drive Away Hunger partner, giving back is nothing new to Bonduelle. The company was supporting communities long before joining the drive, looking for ways to have a bigger impact.
“Being an FCC Drive Away Hunger partner allows us to get donations to places we couldn’t before,” explains Jean-Pierre Haché, Bonduelle vice-president of quality, health and safety. “With our shared community values, joining the drive was a no-brainer!"
You can join the drive too
Thanks to wonderful partners like Bonduelle, FCC Drive Away Hunger can help Canadian food banks deliver millions of meals every year. Learn how you can be a partner at FCCDriveAwayHunger.ca.