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Wasaga Beach food bank one of eight getting funds from Parkbridge

The Collingwood-based company is donating $15,000 to food banks across Canada, including Wasaga Beach
Katherine Gyles
Katherine Gyles, EVP, Corporate Strategy and Talent, Parkbridge. Photo provided by Parkbridge

COLLINGWOOD, ON – As Canadians work together to overcome the challenges of COVID-19, Parkbridge is pleased to be partnering to support communities in need across the country.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support communities and Canadians,” says Katherine Gyles, Executive Vice President, Talent and Corporate Strategy at Parkbridge.

Parkbridge is providing funding to eight food banks in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, and has arranged for meal delivery support in our Edmonton communities.

“Foodbanks provide a critical service to residents in communities that have been hard-hit by the health and financial impacts of COVID-19” says Gyles. “We know they are under extreme pressure during these challenging times, and we hope our donations and support will make a difference in helping those in need to weather this storm.”

“We here at the Surrey Food Bank are very grateful for the wonderful support of Parkbridge. Through this COVID-19 crisis, we have seen an increase in new clients registering for the food bank and we continue to rely solely on those in our community for support,” said Feezah Jaffer, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank in BC. “We would like to thank all of the Parkbridge team members for their efforts to give back to their communities, especially those most vulnerable in these trying times.”

The Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank echoed these sentiments; “In these uncertain times, this will make a big difference to the lives of people in Wasaga Beach.”

The foodbanks receiving funding are:  

  • Bridgewater Inter-Church Foodbank (Nova Scotia) – $1,500  
  • Moisson Rive Sud (South Shore Harvest), Boucherville (Québec) – $1,500  
  • Breakfast Club of Canada (Québec) – $3,000 
  • Innisfil Food bank (Ontario) – $1,500  
  • Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank (Ontario) – $1,500 
  • Grande Prairie Salvation Army Food Bank (Alberta) – $3,000 
  • Surrey Food Bank (British Columbia) – $1,500  
  • Langley Food Bank (British Columbia) – $1,500

As we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, our teams are keeping the health and safety of our colleagues, residents, guests and their families the number one priority. Managers at Parkbridge communities and resorts have been personally reaching out to residents to check on their needs and wellbeing, and teams have been working diligently to put in place the necessary safety precautions to welcome back resort customers in the safest manner possible.