MOLLY MAID Helps to Stock Depleted Food Bank Shelves

by Linda Leigh
Categories: Articles, Feature, Mobile, Newswire
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MOLLY MAID and The Salvation Army have once again combined their efforts this summer to help combat food shortages nationwide. The MOLLY MAID Christmas in July Food Drive raised 2,000 pounds of food that helped replenish Salvation Army food bank shelves across Canada.

“According to Food Banks Canada, 918,000 Canadians go hungry every summer,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development. “With the combination of slow summer donations and an increase in demand, many Salvation Army food banks experienced depleted supplies.” 

During the Christmas in July Food Drive, MOLLY MAID reached out to their local community, customers, staff and family to collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations. MOLLY MAID Franchise Owners then partnered with local food banks, such as The Salvation Army, to put the donated food to use.

“Last year, Salvation Army food banks assisted close to 1.1 million men, women and children,” says Marshall. “The Salvation Army is truly grateful to MOLLY MAID and its customers for their generous donation. Their support helps us to extend our reach and make lives a little easier for the hundreds of thousands of Canadians affected by poverty.”

About MOLLY MAID

MOLLY MAID was founded in Mississauga, Ontario, in 1979. From its early beginnings, MOLLY MAID has gone on to clean homes in seven countries on three continents including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Portugal. MOLLY MAID is the largest Canadian-based cleaning company in the world.

Over the past 10 years, MOLLY MAID has collected and donated over 160,000 pounds of food to support food banks from coast to coast.

Photo: From left, Bell Bowers, Volunteer; Alex MacDonald, Salvation Army Food Room Operations Manager; Major Judy Vincent, Directory of Community and Family Services; Frank Sullivan, Molly Maid Owner/Manager