Toyota Canada and its Dealers Donate over $900,000 to Local Food Banks Across Canada

TORONTO, Ontario – October 3, 2023 – Toyota Canada and its dealers announced a combined donation of over $900,000 to local food banks across Canada today. 

As many Canadians continue to grapple with rising costs, the issue of food insecurity has become more prevalent than ever. Food banks across Canada are seeing a steep increase in numbers, serving millions of Canadians every month. Yet food banks are struggling to meet this increased demand. 

As they did during the early days of the pandemic in 2020, Toyota Canada and its dealers are again responding to this growing need. 

“Having food on the table is something many of us take for granted, but too many Canadians are struggling to make this happen,” said John Attrell, Dealer Principal at Attrell Toyota and Chairperson of Toyota Dealer Communication Marketing Subcommittee. “More than ever, our food banks are an essential service and, Toyota dealers know now is the time to increase our support and directly help those who need it most.” 

Toyota has grown its nationwide efforts to support food security, especially as this issue becomes more acute in Canada. 

“Over the past few years, our dealers have demonstrated their commitment to tackling one of the most pressing areas of need within their communities – food insecurity,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Toyota Canada. “With food banks having a critical role in ensuring all Canadians have enough to eat, we’re furthering the impact of our dealers’ contribution with our corporate donation.” 

The combined donation will be made to various local food banks throughout Canada, as well as to the following provincial food banks:  

  • Food Banks BC 
  • Food Banks Alberta 
  • Food Banks of Saskatchewan 
  • Harvest Manitoba 
  • Feed Ontario  
  • Food Banks of Quebec 


About Toyota Canada Inc.  

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid, as well as Lexus NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h hybrid. The company has sold more than 20 million electrified vehicles worldwide and is the number one seller of electrified vehicles in Canada. 


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