TORONTO, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $242,250 to 121 food banks and community organizations across Canada.
Soaring inflation rates have left many struggling to make ends meet. Food banks all over the country are reporting increasingly high numbers of new users. Many of them have no other choice in order to feed themselves and their families.
“The use of food banks in Canada is becoming more and more common, even in this era of record low unemployment rate,” said Marty Warren, President of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund. “This new normal should not be acceptable.”
“The multiple causes behind the spiralling price of daily staples, especially food, can only be tackled with bold action in favour of social justice. This is why our union and our allies will continue to push tirelessly for decent living and working conditions for everyone,” Warren added.
“In the meantime, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund tries to address some of the most pressing needs in communities from coast to coast to coast through its annual donations to food banks and community organizations.”
Founded in 1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered charitable organization that focuses primarily on development projects and emergency aid in developing countries, but also supports Canadian communities. USW members contribute to the fund through clauses negotiated into collective agreements. In some cases employers make matching contributions to the fund.
View the list of food banks receiving contributions in 2022 from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund here.
Marty Warren, President, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5951
Doug Olthuis, Executive Director, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-859-9953, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Hume, USW Communications, 416-553-2421 (c), email@example.com