The Edmonton-based materials firm donates 3.5 million face masks to Meals Banks Canada

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An Edmonton-based fabric company donated 3.5 million medical face masks to Food Banks Canada.

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Ennis Fabrics said in an April press release that the masks will be distributed to staff, volunteers and communities to better protect them from COVID-19.

“Donating 3.5 million masks means we’re helping protect millions of people across Canada, which makes our organization very happy,” said Jim Ennis, CEO and President of the company, in the press release.

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“Working with Food Banks Canada has been just plain enjoyable and we look forward to working with them again in the future to continue to serve the communities in any way we can.”

Provinces and territories across the country have different mask requirements. For example, the Yukon requires masks in all indoor public spaces, but not in workplaces if there is no public access. Alberta requires the wearing of masks in all indoor public spaces, workplaces and places of worship.

Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada, said in the press release that the Ennis Fabrics donation will help volunteers and staff continue to provide food for Canadians.

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