At OPTIMUS | SBR, we understand the importance of giving back to our local community and as such we aim to tangibly improve the lives of those living around us. On November 25th, we demonstrated our continued commitment to assisting our community by donating to the Fort York Food Bank (FYFB), a Daily Bread Food Bank member agency. On behalf of the company, three representatives from the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee were delighted to present a donation of $5000 to the food bank, which serves low-income residents in the West side of downtown Toronto. The money was raised in an internal fundraising event and will be put to good use by the Board of Directors at FYFB, especially as the holiday season approaches!
FYFB, a charitable organization that relies heavily on corporate sponsorships to pay its operating costs, provides three days-worth of basic staples such as rice, pasta, beans, fresh produce and dairy to residents that are almost exclusively on government sponsored programs such as Ontario Works. In addition, the organization provides information on available services and supports to community residents.
OPTIMUS | SBR’s partnership with the Fort York Food Bank began in August 2012 with small teams volunteering on Saturday mornings. While onsite, employees would assist in the preparation of meals, packaging of food hampers, stocking of shelves, and other duties, as required. Since then, the company’s employees have dedicated over 150 hours in volunteer service and over $7,000 in financial donations to this valued organization. As 2016 approaches, OPTIMUS | SBR looks forward to continuing to grow and diversify its partnership with FYFB by leveraging its core consulting capabilities to improve the organization’s business operations. Stay tuned for more details.