This past December, Loblaws admitted to overcharging for the cost of some packaged bread products for more than 14 years.
In an attempt to make up for its wrongdoings, Loblaws announced that it would offer Canadian consumers a free $25 Loblaws gift card.
Starting today (January 8), Canadians are now eligible to register online for their $25 card, with registration staying open until May 8, 2018. And while the gift card is your chance to stock your cupboards, it’s also an opportunity to help those in need.
Rather than using the gift card yourself, you could easily put the $25 towards a good cause and donate it to a local food bank instead.
The card program is “expected to cost between $75 and $150 million depending on customer take-up.”
That’s a lot of dough for those in need.
So if you decide to donate your gift card, remember you must register by May 8. Once you receive it, you can simply drop it off at your nearest food bank.
Below we’ve listed the food banks available in each major Canadian city. If you don’t see a local food bank near your city, click on your city’s name and you’ll be directed to a full list of food banks available in that specific province.
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Address: 1150 Raymur Avenue
Surrey/North Delta Food Bank
Address: 10732 City Parkway
Richmond Food Bank Society
Address: 100-5800 Cedarbridge Way
Calgary Food Bank
Address: 5000 11 Street SE, Calgary
Community Kitchen Program of Calgary
Address: 3751 21 Street NE, Calgary
North York Harvest Food Bank
Address: 116 Industry Street, Toronto
The Mississauga Food Bank
Address: 3121 Universal Drive, Mississauga
Address: 287 Glidden Road Unit 4, Brampton
Kerr Street Mission
Address: 485 Kerr Street, Oakville
Caledon Community Services/ The Exchange
Address: 55 Healey Road, Bolton
Aurora Food Pantry
Address: 350 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora
Georgetown Bread Basket
Address: 55 Sinclair Avenue Unit 12,Georgetown
The Salvation Army Khi Community Milton
Address: 820 Nipissing Road, Milton
Address: 427 East Township, Montreal
Address: 105 Ontario Street East, Suite 201, Montreal
Address: 6700 Cote des Neiges, Suite 218, Montreal
Mission of the Great Shepherd
Address: 2510 Centre Street, Montreal
Address: 6880, Ch. De la Côte-de-Liesse, Montreal
Address: 3591 Appleton Avenue, Montreal
N.D.G. Food Depot
Address: 2146 Marlowe, Montreal
Share the Warmth
Address: 625 Fortune Street, Montreal
Address: 4251 St. Urbain Street, Montreal