The Kitchener-based retail technology platform, reebee Inc., has joined forces with Food Banks Canada to ensure that all Canadians are able to access the food they need to live a healthy life. Through their free app that enables Canadians to browse digital flyers, reebee is educating their community of users about food insecurity in Canada. To help drive donations and make a real impact in communities across Canada, reebee has pledged to match the meal donations made by their app’s users in honour of Hunger Action Month. Contributions of any kind can be made on reebee’s app or online from September 1 - 31.
“We are so impressed by the work Food Banks Canada is doing to better assist Canadians unable to access enough food. The majority of reebee’s users utilize our platform in order to save money on groceries and we saw strong synergy between our organizations’ missions,” shares Michal Martyniak, Co-founder, reebee. “Just $1 translates into three meals that can help someone in need. We are looking forward to working with our amazing community of reebee users to fight hunger in communities coast to coast.”
Food Banks Canada’s 2018 HungerCount recorded 1.1 million monthly food bank visits across the country, with 35% being made by children. These stats demonstrate a dire need for collective action in relieving hunger today and preventing hunger tomorrow.
“This year the Waterloo Region community has donated nearly 700,000 pounds of food, helping to provide 545,084 meals to those in region accessing food assistance,” notes Wendi Campbell, CEO, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. “reebee not only helps people save time and money, but the app makes it easy for people to get a great deal so they can give a great deal back to the 34,552 people struggling to put food on the table.”
“We are grateful that our platform has made it easier for those donating food to find priority items at lower cost,” says Tobiasz Dankiewicz, Co-founder, reebee. “By adding a few extra non-perishable items that are on sale to your grocery cart, you can make a real impact at your local food bank. Learn what items are especially needed by food banks and use reebee’s search feature to find the best price.”