French Fries Feed Farmers
With Covid-19, it’s a difficult time for many Canadians. But with restaurants closed, or operating in a reduced capacity, it’s become especially tough for Canada’s potato growers.
There’s a huge surplus of french fry potatoes in Canada. At McCain, we believe it’s important that we come together to help the farmers who’ve given us so much. This is why we’re encouraging Canadians to support our 130 potato growers by eating more fries. Whether they come from the grocery store, or your favourite restaurant, committing to eating more fries is a small act that can have a big impact on Canadian farm families, because French Fries Feed Farmers.
McCain has proudly created real moments of togetherness since 1957. Today, even while we practice physical distancing, togetherness is more important than ever before. We all must do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Whether it's around the dinner table or in front of the TV, in video chats or on group texts, we hope that Canadians come together – as families, as friends, as fellow citizens – like never before, even as we remain physically apart.
How We’re Helping
Working with community partners like Food Banks Canada and Second Harvest, we’ve committed to donating 20 million pounds of potatoes to help with food insecurity. No one in our community should go hungry right now. Learn more about the donation here.
The McCain Foundation has also donated $1.3 million to help foodbanks, shelters, community kitchens, and school programs across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.
Our Products We're aware that some McCain products, like many products, may be difficult to find right now and we understand your concern. Rest assured we're working diligently at our facilities across Canada to safely produce and distribute your favorite McCain products to grocery stores from coast to coast, while ensuring we follow guidance from public health authorities. Our products will be back on store shelves as soon as possible.
FREE FRY DAY
To support Canadian potato farmers as they struggle with the huge surplus of french fry potatoes, and assist HALO, a vital air ambulance service in southern Alberta, we’ve partnered with Western Tractor and J.E.B. Transport to host FREE FRY DAY in the Alberta communities of Lethbridge, Burdette, Taber and Medicine Hat.
Those in Alberta can participate in the FREE FRY DAY giveaway by stopping by their local Western Tractor dealership during the designated distribution time for their community. Each vehicle will receive two 6.5 lbs. bags of McCain fries through curbside contactless pickup while supplies last. Learn more about event and find distribution times here.
We’re also encouraging financial donations to HALO Medevac Rescue Helicopter service. Make your donation by clicking here.