Alimentation Couche-Tard pursues its war effort against the impacts of the COVID-19. The company will transform a portion of its profits made on the sale of fuel into meals for families in need.
The chain in quebec convenience stores, plans to return to the course of the next year, in cash an amount equivalent to 5 million meals to food banks of Canada. And that figure could climb if the profits from fuel sales exceed the targets set by the management.
The management, however, refuses to disclose the number of gallons of gasoline that must be sold before you see the cheque to food banks to climb.
It was also not possible to obtain, yesterday, the amount that Couche-Tard plans to spend for each meal.
To participate in the initiative, consumers only have to do the full from the 15th of June in a store Couche-Tard or Circle K across Canada, and this, regardless of the banner of essence affiliated.
The money collected will be redistributed to food banks in each region.
The management ensures that this measure will not affect the price of gasoline and that, regardless of demand, the retailer will pay at least the value of $ 5 million meals across the country.
According to the hungercount Québec, the food bank served more than 790 000 meals per month in 2019 across the province, and more than a third (35,5 %) of these meals has been consumed by children.
In recent months, due to the pandemic, Couche-Tard has also grown from a $ 2.50 hourly wage of all its workers. This measure is scheduled to end on June 21.
The management now plans to offer people who have worked a certain number of weeks during the crisis an added bonus that will be paid in the month of July.
Couche-Tard has decided, yesterday, not to disclose this amount, specifying that it should vary from one worker to another, ” according to the position of the employee and the number of hours that will be worked […] “.