Responding to COVID-19
We are pleased to report to you today that our Soap for Food Banks project has been completed. Since we started this project on Saturday, April 11th, the response from our customers has surpassed all of our expectations.
As of today, ALL 8,610 bars of 100% natural handmade soap have already been delivered to, or are presently in transit to, their final Food Bank destinations throughout Canada and the USA.
- Initial Project Goal: 3,000 Soap Bars
- Purchased for Donation by Customers: 7,100 Soap Bars
- Great Canadian Soap Co. donated on behalf of all of our valued customers: 1,510 Soap Bars
- Final Combined Total: 8,610 Soap Bars (retail value $49,506.50)
- Total Boxes of Soap Shipped or Delivered: 174
- Total Number of Food Bank locations that received soap: 84
- Canada Food Bank Coverage: All 10 provinces and 3 territories
- Most Northerly Food Bank Supplied: Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank in Iqaluit, Nunuvut, Canada
- Most Easterly Food Bank Supplied: The Helping Hand in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
- Most Westerly Food Bank Supplied: Archway Abbotsford Food Bank in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
- Most Southerly Food Bank Supplied: Brazos Valley Food Bank in Bryan, Texas, USA
- My personal favourite Food Bank name that we donated soap to: The Caring Cupboard (located in Alberton, Prince Edward Island)
- Number of PEI Volunteer Families Who Wrapped Soap: 4
While our Soap for Food Banks project has concluded, the increased need for soap by Food Banks during the continuing pandemic certainly has not. For the time being, we are still making soap available for our customers to purchase anytime for donation in Fall 2020 at the same special price of $50 for Food Banks in Canada and $60 for Food Banks in the USA. Shipping to the Food Banks is still free when you use the coupon code FOODBANK during the checkout process. Orders are accepted either online or by phone. All previously stated Soap for Food Banks project terms, conditions, and limitations still apply.
Copied below are just a few of the pictures of some of our soap being shipped as well as some of our soap being received. If you would like to see the rest of the pictures, please visit our Facebook page.
Finally, on behalf of myself, my family, and all of our staff here at The Great Canadian Soap Co., I would like to thank you for supporting our Soap for Food Banks project either directly by purchasing soap for them or by your past patronage and support of our family business which has allowed us to donate soap to them on your behalf.
Em Zember, President and Founder
The Great Canadian Soap Co.
Some of the Soap Being Shipped
Some of the Soap Being Received