BMO Field, home of Toronto FC, is now playing a major role in supporting Toronto’s front-line healthcare workers and the city’s most vulnerable people.
With the introduction of BMO Field to Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment’s meal donation program, they’ll now be able to make 13,000 meals per day during the COVID-19 pandemic. The original production goal was 10,000 meals per day.
“MLSE and our teams are always proud to represent Toronto, inspire our citizens, and serve our community, but that is especially true in challenging times,” said Larry Tanenbaum, Chairman of MLSE in a statement. “We are extremely proud of our organization and our employees who had a hand in bringing this program to life and grateful to the many partners who were so quick to lend their support. We all look forward to the day when we can return to hosting and entertaining our fans, but until then, we are focused on doing everything we can to help our community recover from this difficult period.”
Like our friends over at Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field facilities will be used to help us feed more families across our city. With @BMO's help, we are now serving up to 13,000 meals a day.— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) May 6, 2020
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BMO Field’s food preparation facilities will help assemble the additional meals. That’s combined with MLSE’s chefs and food and beverage staff, plus employees from different departments within the company, who have been providing manpower during the program.
MLSE also operates the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA’s Toronto Raptors, CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and others. Meanwhile, BMO is the longstanding partner of Toronto FC.
“We’re extremely proud to help expand this successful program to support front-line health workers and Second Harvest, who provide meals to the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Darryl White, CEO of BMO Financial Group. “BMO is here to boldly grow the good in business and life, and that inspires the actions we’re taking to fight this pandemic. We’ll continue to look for opportunities like this with our partners to grow the good in our communities."