CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — ADM contributed $100,000 to Food Banks Canada in support of the agency’s efforts to relieve hunger and increase food security.

ADM’s contribution will support The North and Food For All, initiatives that are guided by Food Banks Canada.

The North works with northern community members, organizations and local governments to research, share information, advocate for policy change, and collaborate to reduce food insecurity in the northern portion of Canada. Food For All ensures every food bank has the food they need to meet the demand in their community.

“Food banks are moving into unchartered territory with food bank usage increasing at rates not observed since the aftermath of the 2008 recession,” said Erin Filey-Wronecki, chief development and partnerships officer for Food Banks Canada. “As the cost of living continues to rise, we must support our most vulnerable neighbors. Food Banks Canada cannot do this alone. We are grateful to leaders like ADM for their commitment to a Canada where no one goes hungry, and their support in increasing food security.”

The contribution is provided through ADM Cares, ADM’s corporate social investment program.

 “At ADM, we are dedicated to the mission of reaching zero hunger and encouraging others to get behind the cause, to create impactful, lasting and measurable change in communities where ADM has a footprint, and globally,” said Jennifer Ballinger, director, ADM Cares. “We are thrilled to continue this partnership with Food Banks Canada, to support their mission and to help them achieve their vision of a Canada where no one goes hungry. Through our collective efforts, and shared commitment to our communities, we are helping those who need it the most.”