When a local food bank in North Bay, Ontario put out a call for help earlier this year due to increased demand, the team at Mincon Canada North Bay took the initiative to organize a donation drive to help the community.
North Bay is a small city with a population of slightly over 50,000 and sits about 350 kilometers (217 miles) away from the nearest major cities, Toronto and Ottawa, so it was hit hard by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many small businesses were forced to shut down and families were affected by the subsequent loss of income.
Classified as an essential manufacturing business, Mincon’s North Bay factory remained operational during the pandemic and was spared any job losses. As such, the team wanted to lend a helping hand and support those in their community.
Thanks to this employee-led effort, Mincon was able to provide the food bank with 93 food times items weighing a total of 52 kilograms (115 pounds) and $355 in donations.
Charlene Ylimaki, General Manager, Mincon Canada, North Bay Factory, said:
“We are a small group of under 30 people at the Rotary Bit factory in North Bay and it was great to get the results we did. We’re proud of our team and hope to inspire other Mincon teams to follow our lead and help their communities.”
This project is just one of many acts of kindness arranged by Mincon offices in the countries where we do business. Local teams identified projects to help make a difference in their community during a pandemic that has negatively impacted the most vulnerable in society. As a socially responsible business, Mincon encourages its staff to make a positive difference – no matter how big or small – and leave the world a better place for the next generation.