Plexus Worldwide has donated 15,500 bags of protein to help support Food Banks Canada.
The company participated in the annual After the Bell event organized by Food Banks Canada, where hundreds of volunteers packed and organized food for donation to families and children in need across Canada.
“Giving back to the community is an essential part of the ‘One Plexus’ culture,” said Darla Brown, general manager, Canada. “I was honored and humbled by the opportunity to be a part of such an incredible event. Health and happiness make up the foundation of what we do and to be able to bring nutrition into people’s lives who need it the most was one the of most gratifying experiences of my career.”
“To learn that we had a partner in Plexus, generously donating over 15,500 bags of P96—which as we learned meant over 197,000 protein snacks—was heart-warming and simply overwhelming,” said Brendan Ennis, director of Development for Food Banks Canada. “The immediacy in which the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick asked to be recipients of this donation speaks to the urgent need for this kind of charitable effort. The importance of being able to offer protein to clients who walk through those doors cannot be understated.”
In January, Plexus partnered with Mary’s Meals, a global child hunger charity that feeds 1.3 million children a day. Plexus donated $25,000 to the organization and kicked off an ongoing commitment to making monetary donations for every serving sold internationally from its Plexus Lean™ product line. Since launching the Nourish One™ initiative in June 2018, Plexus has donated the equivalent of more than 10 million meals to food banks in the United States.