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Toronto FC and Captain Morgan Team up to Help Local COVID-19 Relief Effort as Part of MLS Unites

April 24, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Toronto FC News Release

TORONTO - The Toronto FC community is one of many across the globe that are currently facing a series of unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of MLS Unites, a league-wide platform designed to educate communities, entertain fans and elevate heroic efforts during the pandemic, and to show our love and commitment to the city we call home, our Toronto FC partner Captain Morgan has pledged a donation of $50,000 to Second Harvest.

Coinciding with this week's MLS Unites programming, supporting those in need, the donation to Second Harvest is part of Captain Morgan's initial pledge of $500,000 (US) across the United States and within Canada to assist local MLS communities affected by COVID-19. Captain Morgan is working with each of their nine local club partners, including Toronto FC, to facilitate a donation of $50,000 to a charitable organization of the clubs' choosing. Here in Toronto, registered Canadian charity Second Harvest has been selected to be the recipient of the donation. Each of the charities is focused on providing meals and relief to local COVID-19 frontline workers and community members in need during this difficult time. A full list of the organizations to which their donations are being distributed can be found here (LINK).

"Captain Morgan is proud to partner with MLS Unites and we remain committed to supporting this incredible league," said Diageo Canada Director of Marketing, Mark Phillips. "Now more than ever it's important that we unite to bring relief to our club communities and we take pride to be doing so through organizations like Second Harvest, helping to support the relief of food insecurity among Canadians."

"As we go through these challenging times, Toronto FC is proud to work with Captain Morgan in an effort to support our local community," said Toronto FC President Bill Manning. "We hope this donation to Second Harvest can help ease the burden for some of our neighbours here in Toronto."

Second Harvest is Canada's largest food rescue organization, recovering food from across the supply chain through their fleet of trucks and national online platform FoodRescue.ca to provide over 50,000 meals every day, benefiting a growing network of over 1,500 social service organizations across Canada. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Second Harvest has joined forces with MLSE to produce thousands of ready-to-eat single-serve meals every day and deliver them to a network of shelters, food banks and community agencies that serve people in need but do not have the kitchen facilities or capacity to produce the volume of prepared meals necessary to meet the need. Learn more at www.SecondHarvest.ca.


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