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Atletico Ottawa to Sell Branded Face Masks to Help Ottawa Food Bank

May 22, 2020 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Atletico Ottawa News Release

Ottawa, ON -Atlético Ottawa announced Tuesday the launch of an Atlético Ottawa mask campaign to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank. All net proceeds from the sales of the masks will help provide food to those in need throughout the region.

As new members to the Ottawa community, it is important that while we wait to get on the pitch at TD Place that we do our part to support those in need," said club CEO Fernando Lopez. "Supporting the Ottawa Food Bank with all the great work they do in the city to create a healthier city by empowering people, increasing access to healthy food, and advocating for systemic changes that reduce food insecurity is crucial during these times."

With Canada's chief public health officer officially recommending Canadians wear non-medical face masks when maintaining a two-metre distance isn't possible, Canadians are growing more accustomed to wearing cloth face masks while walking around their neighbourhoods or running errands during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans and supporters can show their team pride by wearing Atlético Ottawa non-medical grade protection masks and by part of the We Are One community.

With the main goal being to provide emergency food relief to people in need in Ottawa, the Food Bank is also working towards doing food banking better and making change. In the first five weeks of their COVID-19 response, the Ottawa Food Bank has been able to provide 665,450 lbs of food through their member agency network.

The face coverings will be available in adult size and can be pre-ordered online. Masks are tentatively scheduled to ship in early June. Cost for two (2) face masks will be $19.99 plus tax and shipping.

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