Goodfood Launches Partnership with Montreal’s CHUM Foundation to Feed Medical Personnel and Volunteers on the Frontline of COVID-19 Crisis
MONTREAL, April 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Goodfood Market Corp. (“Goodfood” or “the Company”) (TSX:FOOD), a leading online grocery company in Canada, announced today its partnership with the University of Montreal Health Centre Foundation (UMHC/CHUM) to supply medical personnel and volunteers with a variety of Goodfood ready-to-eat meals during the month of April.
Goodfood will be providing weekly meals to teams working at the CHUM’s first-line patient call centres and volunteers at the on-site daycare center. Our ready-to-eat meal solutions take only minutes to prepare, providing medical personnel and volunteers with quick and nutritious meals to sustain them during their shifts.“Giving back is a core part of our business and it has never been more pressing to support Canadians across the country who are facing unprecedented challenges during this crisis,” said Jonathan Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “At Goodfood, we want to show our appreciation to healthcare workers who are working incredibly hard to keep Canadians safe every day. We’re thinking of you every step of the way and we’re doing what we can to support you.”“The University of Montreal Health Centre Foundation is proud to be able to partner with like-minded organizations working to meet the needs of our hospital, which has become a COVID-19 response center. I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Ferrari and the entire Goodfood team for their generosity! This contribution will make a difference for our teams and our volunteers,” says Julie Chaurette, President and CEO of the CHUM Foundation.We can all do our part to help support our healthcare workers by washing our hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds; staying home as much as possible; keeping our distance when leaving our homes for essentials and following local governments’ recommendations and directives. Together, we can help flatten the curve. For more information, visit canada.ca/coronavirus.About Goodfood
Goodfood (TSX:FOOD) is a leading online grocery company in Canada, delivering fresh meal solutions and grocery items that make it easy for members from coast to coast to enjoy delicious meals at home every week. Goodfood’s mission is to make the impossible come true, from farm to kitchen, by enabling members to do their weekly meal planning and grocery shopping in less than 1 minute. Goodfood members get access to a unique selection of products online as well as exclusive pricing made possible by its world class direct to consumer fulfilment ecosystem that cuts out food waste and expensive retail overhead. The Company has a production facility and administrative offices in Montreal, Quebec, two production facilities out West, in Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC, and a breakfast facility in Montreal, Quebec. Goodfood had 246,000 active subscribers as at February 29, 2020. www.makegoodfood.caFor further information:FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
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