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From left to right Quinn Lee, Ryan Rodriguez, Neil Yadav, Ezinne Okwuosa and Martha Gutierrez, Program coordinator at the MFB.

Our Toronto office made their way to the Red Cross’ offices to volunteer with their Mobile Food Bank program (MFB). The Mobile Food Bank is a remarkable program run by The Red Cross in Toronto, The Mobile Food Bank service delivers food to persons who are unable to access a food bank due to a permanent or temporary disability.  The program, not only provides access to nutritious meals, but in some cases also provides a safety check, health status monitoring and social interaction.

“We were delighted to partner with the Red Cross and support the Mobile Food Bank program.” Ryan Rodriguez, Managing Director of the GTA office “This program provides a critical service to some of the most vulnerable members of our community, ensuring that hundreds of people across the City of Toronto have access to nutritious meals.”

After a brief orientation on food guidelines and dietary the team formed an assembly line, packing boxes with canned goods, vegetables and other foods that follow the dietary restrictions provided by the doctors of the box recipients.

They quickly identified their particular strengths and leveraged them in order to work more efficiently together. In total, the small Toronto team prepped close to one hundred boxes, which are to be delivered to people later this week.

“My favourite part of the experience was the ability to help Canadian Red Cross’ clients here in the city of Toronto.” Ezinne Okwuosa, Resource Coordinator, GTA. “I also enjoyed the opportunity to work together as a team while supporting a good cause.”

The Toronto Office committed to volunteering with a few local charities. Their aim is partly to enjoy half a day of team building and bonding while giving back to the local community.

“ADGA Toronto introduced this initiative earlier this year. On average, our team members dedicate a half day  to give back to our local community and make a difference.” Ryan Rodriguez, Managing Director of the GTA office “We seek out partner charities and community groups who share in our core values and are positively impacting our community.”

Volunteering is just one of the many ways in which ADGA is trying to create value and strengthen our local communities. Visit our Community Investment page on adga.ca and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more about some of the work we do.