Cargill Canada makes $50,000 Contribution to Support Local COVID-19 Response

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Guelph, Ontario. May 14, 2020.  Cargill Canada, committed $50,000 in support of United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, to assist with COVID-19 community relief efforts across the community.  This marks the largest single corporate donation to the local fund to-date.

In response to the crisis, United Way is collaborating with community partners, including the Guelph Community Foundation, to overcome the challenges the pandemic is causing.  Funds will be distributed to support local agencies assist the most vulnerable populations, including seniors, those living in poverty, women and children.

“Cargill is working with our non-profit and NGO partners around the globe to help address food insecurity and emergency medical needs for those who are vulnerable during this pandemic and to provide immediate support to the communities in which our employees live and work. In Guelph, we are pleased to support United Way’s efforts to address the immediate needs of the community,” commented Steve Devine and Matt Gibney, General Managers of Cargill Guelph.

“We are extremely grateful for Cargill’s support during this difficult time,” said Rick McCombie, Executive Director at United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. “With Cargill’s support, we will continue to work with our partners to ensure those struggling have continued access to support.  We all have an important role to play in our communities’ recovery from COVID-19 and Cargill has just stepped up in an incredible way.”

Local Not-For-Profits and Charities seeking to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for grants online at unitedwayguelph.com/covid19application.

To make a donation to the local response fund, visit unitedwayguelph.com/Covid-19

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, they help people thrive by applying their insights and over 150 years of experience.  Cargill has 160,000 employees in 70 countries/regions who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where they live and work.

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin has worked in our community for over 80 years to monitor and meet the pressing social needs of our community, including poverty, social isolation and mental health.  Directed by a volunteer board, managed by committed staff and supported by thousands of donors, United Way works with partners in all sectors to improve lives and build community.  Donations stay 100% local, always.  For more information, please visit unitedwayguelph.com

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For more information:

Colleen Murdoch, Director, Communications & Community Impact

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin

colleen@unitedwayguelph.com

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