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FPAC and other industry groups make $36K donation to food banks


April 9, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Derek Nighbor, president of FPAC. Photo: Annex Buiness Media

A number of industry associations across the country, including the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), have made a joint donation to Canadian food banks in response to families affected by COVID-19.

Eighteen national and regional industry associations and partners donated a total of $36,000 to the Ottawa Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, and to regional food banks across the country – and they are challenging other industry groups to do the same.

The initiative is a joint effort of FPAC, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) and the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). The associations are encouraging their staff members to support the cause if they are able.

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“We thank our partners across so many different industries for their support,” says Derek Nighbor, FPAC president and CEO.

“We stand together to challenge all industry groups based in Ottawa and those across the country to join us in donating to the Ottawa Food Bank, Food Banks Canada, or a local food bank or charity that is providing frontline support to families in need.”

In addition to CIAC, FPAC, and MAC, the initiative has received support from:

  • Association Québécoise du Propane
  • Business Council of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Canadian Finance and Leasing Association
  • Canadian Fuels Association
  • Canadian Gas Association
  • Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance
  • Canadian Propane Association
  • Canadian Real Estate Association
  • Canadian Wood Council
  • Chamber of Marine Commerce
  • Fertilizer Canada
  • Railway Association of Canada
  • Retail Council of Canada
  • The Portage Group

To make a donation in support of a food bank, visit Food Banks Canada.