McDonald’s Canada and its independent Franchisees are supporting communities impacted by the wildfires


Across Alberta, Nova Scotia, and most recently, Quebec and Ontario, communities and individuals continue to grapple with the impact of wildfires. McDonald’s independent Franchisees and restaurant teams have been hard at work supporting guests and restaurant team members in these impacted communities.  We also know that some of our McDonald’s Canada team members have been affected by the fires. And so, as we have for over 55 years, we’ll rally together to support our local Franchisees, their teams, and communities in times of disaster.

Here is how Franchisees and their teams responded first and fast in times of crisis.

  • Franchisee Peter MacIsaac supplied gift cards to any military personnel displaced by the fire in Halifax
  • Franchisee Dave Murray donated 140 meals in the immediate aftermath and is making a $5,000 donation to the RMHC Halifax Walk in support of displaced families
  • Franchisees Dave Murray, Mark Nelson and Bob Smith are teaming up to provide food to the Emergency Crews in Tantallon and Halifax. They have also reached out to local Fire Station in the community to drop off food as necessary and where possible
  • Franchisee Stephanie Jones is contributing food and coffee to comfort centres and donating to the Red Cross
  • Franchisee Tom Hickey has provided coffee to First Responders and local comfort centres
  • Franchisees in Northern Alberta worked together to support residents displaced by evacuation order

McDonald’s Canada is proud to remain committed to its partnership with the @CanadianRedCross and will make an additional donation towards relief efforts supporting affected communities and evacuees. To support the Red Cross and find information about support available, please visit their website, here.

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