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The Province’s Food Compensation Plan

Premier Wynne provides more details about what the province will do to help Torontonians who lost food after the ice storm.

Those who lost food during the ice storm and are not in a financial position to replace it will be getting some help from the provincial government and a number of corporate donors. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today that starting Tuesday, people in need will be able to pick up a gift card for groceries ($100 for families, and $50 for individuals) from one of the 15 Ontario Works offices in Toronto. The premier’s call for donations from businesses has been answered: Loblaw was the first to step up with $25,000—Shoppers Drug Mart, Metro, and Sobeys have now matched that amount, and Coppas Fresh Market has offered $5,000. The government will be matching corporate donations up to a maximum of $100,000.

And anyone who would like to make a personal donation to support food purchases for those hard-hit by the storm can do so through the Daily Bread Food Bank.