Seasons Retirement Communities, a senior living company operating 11 retirement residences in Ontario and nine retirement residences in Alberta, donates $40,000 to 20 food banks across both provinces this July.
“In years past, Seasons has celebrated the holidays by donating turkeys and hams to each local food bank where we have a retirement home,” says LeighAnne Voll, COO, Seasons Retirement Communities. “When Seasons learned that food bank donations drastically decline over the summer months, we decided to shift our corporate giving efforts to help fight hunger at a time when donations are more urgently needed. We hope these contributions will go further to help people in need in our communities.”
Seasons announced its food bank donation at Seasons Royal Oak Village retirement community during its annual family barbecue on Sunday, June 24, 2018, alongside celebrity chef partners Michael and Anna Olson. Each Seasons retirement home in Alberta and Ontario will donate $2,000 to its local food bank. There are currently 9 homes in Alberta meaning $18,000 will go to Alberta food banks. The remaining $22,000 will be donated to food banks near 11 Seasons Retirement Communities in Ontario.
“When our community partners, like Seasons Retirement Communities, step up to support the food bank in their local community, it means a family can count on food at the table,” says Stephanie Walsh-Rigby, executive director of Food Banks Alberta. “Summer months can be a tough time for keeping shelves stocked so this donation of cash will ensure food is available and ready for those in need.”
About Seasons Retirement Communities: Established in 2009, Seasons is a Canadian company that operates 11 retirement residences in Ontario, nine retirement residences in Alberta, with more in various stages of development. Our management team has extensive experience in the senior housing sector and has developed a culture dedicated to providing residents with superior customer service. We want our residents to feel proud to call us home and know they are surrounded by people who genuinely care. Seasons: Connect. Care. Change. For additional information on Seasons Retirement Communities, please visit www.seasonsretirement.com or follow us @SeasonsRC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Food Banks Alberta: This association of food banks in Alberta has been providing resources and support to its 93 members for more than 2 decades. With a vision of strengthening the food bank community, Food Banks Alberta believes the organization’s core value are to: Lead. Feed. Share.