As part of its annual Global Convention in Toronto, thousands of Subway developers, employees, suppliers, and franchise owners from around the world packed hundreds of meals to donate to North York Harvest Food Bank, the primary food bank for northern Toronto. In addition to the 750 boxes of meals, the brand donated more than 1,000 pounds of food to local shelters throughout the Toronto area.
Additionally, Subway Global HQ announced a donation of $10,000 which equates to more than 30,000 meals to Food Bank Canada. Food Banks Canada is the national partner in the fight against hunger. Together with its Franchise Owners and guests, Subway Canada has donated more than three million meals to-date to Food Bank Canada.
Subway donates food and goods after its convention every year to the local food banks where the convention is held.
“Our core values are community, family and opportunity, and Team Subway is a caring group that is always looking to do our part to support our communities,” says Michele DiNello, Subway Vice President for Communications, Public Relations and Events. “Subway and our Franchise Owners continually give back to communities by supporting causes that are important to our team members, our communities and guests.”
Through local partnerships with food banks and meal donations to first responders in times of natural disasters, Franchise Owners worldwide have stepped up to feed those in need. In North America, the brand has national partnerships with Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. The Subway World Headquarters, located in Connecticut, regularly supports local food banks, shelters and hunger-eliminating programs.