Montreal, June 16, 2020 – Today, the Teamsters Canada Foundation donated $20,000 to Moisson Québec. The president of Teamsters Canada and of the Teamsters Canada Foundation, François Laporte, as well as the president of Teamsters Québec, Alain Michaud, presented the cheque.
As the only alternative food bank in the greater Quebec City area, the Moisson Québec team works tirelessly to achieve its mission: to act on food insecurity in order to improve the quality of life of people living in difficult socio-economic conditions.
During the pandemic, Moisson Québec helped 70 000 people per month. With every dollar they receive, this organization can serve three meals. The $20,000 donated by the Teamsters Canada Foundation will translate to 60,000 meals.
The Teamsters Union took action and is helping people in need,” explained Alain Michaud, president of Teamsters Québec and secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local Union 106. The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we are all very fragile, so we have countless reasons to help people in needs. »
The Teamsters Canada Foundation has donated $300,000 to several charities across the country.
“Canadians are showing remarkable solidarity and generosity,” said François Laporte, Chairman of the Teamsters Canada Foundation and President of Teamsters Canada. “We have a duty to act when we can help our fellow citizens, and that’s what we’re doing alongside all our partners across Canada.”
Funds raised by the Teamsters Canada Foundation through its charitable activities come from private donations, not from the dues of Teamsters members. The Canada Revenue Agency also requires that foundations donate funds directly to charitable organizations rather than individuals.
The mission of the Teamsters Canada Foundation is to help the most vulnerable of our society through charities present in Canadian communities. The Foundation also supports workers who want to improve their lives by retraining or by taking courses to change or advance their career.