Food banks receive $500,000 donation from Nutrien

Nutrien and the Food Banks of Saskatchewan are celebrating the completion of another successful fundraising effort, which raised approximately $2.2 million.
Nutrien matched the first $500,000 in donations made to the campaign, which wrapped up on Dec. 31, 2017. (All dollar figures are Canadian.)
“We’re happy that our contribution inspired such generous support of the province’s food banks, which are there year-round to help our neighbors who may not always have enough healthy food,” said Nutrien President and CEO Chuck Magro. “Local food security is an important issue for us at Nutrien and we are heartened that so many people across Saskatchewan share our passion,” he added.
Chuck was at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre on Thursday to help wrap up the campaign.
Since 2010, the holiday matching gift fundraising campaigns have raised $19.5 million for the food banks across Saskatchewan. Nutrien has contributed $7 million to that total.
“In our sector, there are champions who make a commitment to our cause, who believe that food security is a shared responsibility and step up to the plate to demonstrate their belief. We are proud to say that Nutrien is one of these champions. Year after year, as food banks struggle to keep up with the demand for emergency food, Nutrien is here for Saskatchewan food banks and the communities we serve,” said Laurie O’Connor, executive director of the Food Banks of Saskatchewan.
“Many food banks not only provide emergency food but deliver innovative programs and services that lead to improved outcomes in the lives of children, seniors, post-secondary students and working families. Thanks to Nutrien, food banks and their communities can take part in these opportunities and become a driving force in building better futures, together.”