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T&T Supermarkets has announced a donation of 1 million medical masks to Canadian hospitals and long-term care facilities.
An employee personal donation drive collected 60,000 masks, and the company topped up the donation to reach the million mask total.
Recipients of the supplies include BC Provincial Health Services Authority, Alberta Health Services, Yee Hong Foundation, Mon Sheong Foundation, Sunnybrook Hospital, Grand River Hospital, St. Mary’s General Hospital, and the organization Mobilizing Masks for Health Care Providers in Ontario.
The Lee Family Foundation, which is led by T&T founder Cindy Lee, is also donating funds to purchase two ventilators for hospitals in British Columbia.
In early March, the grocery chain promised it would not raise its prices in response to the ongoing pandemic.
Days later, the store’s Pacific Place Mall location in Calgary shuttered due to a staff member testing positive for the illness.