FedEx and the Culture of Giving Back
Because no child should start the day hungry!
As the pandemic has exacerbated household food insecurity, Breakfast Club of Canada is working relentlessly to make sure more and more children start their day with a healthy meal, this would not be possible without the help of valued supporters such as FedEx.
As a trusted employer with more than 570,000 team members worldwide, FedEx is proud to support charities across Canada that are near and dear to their employees’ hearts. The company quickly understood the benefits of providing a nutritious meal at school and, more than that, the fact that BCC programs generate positive changes in school communities and our society.
Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express Canada explains, “Giving back is part of the FedEx culture. FedEx Cares is our global community engagement program and one way that we live out our purpose of connecting people and possibilities. Around the world, our team members support charitable investments and community needs by dedicating their time where they live and work”.
In addition to their corporate charitable initiatives, FedEx donates more than $60,000 a year to registered Canadian charities selected by its employees through its FedEx Cares Employee Community Fund.
Sadly, food insecurity still affects the lives of too many Canadians, and it continues to be a critical issue throughout the COVID-19 crisis. With so many people out of work and businesses closed, more and more Canadians are turning to food banks and other community agencies for support, and the number of children in need has increased dramatically. So, FedEx decided to focus their giving efforts on organizations like Breakfast Club of Canada that are helping children and other at-risk people across the country during this difficult time.
“Through our local giving programs, FedEx supports organizations helping people in need across Canada. Within the last year, our team members have donated more than 5,000 kg of food to 34 Canadian food banks, and the company has donated more than $100,000 to food banks and organizations including Breakfast Club of Canada, that are directly addressing the issue of food insecurity,” added Lisson.
Breakfast Club of Canada is deeply grateful for the support received from FedEx and for their commitment to children’s health and wellness. Their efforts have a huge impact on the Club’s mission to feed children, especially in these difficult times and on the long road to recovery.