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IATSE Raises Over 175,000 Meals For Food Banks Canada's "Every Plate Full" Campaign

For the month of May, IATSE partnered with Food Banks Canada on their new campaign “Every Plate Full,” which aims to raise food and funds for hungry Canadians during the summer months, when donations tend to slow down.

With every dollar raised translating to three meals, the IATSE set a goal of raising 100,000 meals nationally.  Each local was invited to participate and Food Banks Canada matched participating Locals a food bank in their area of the country.  Local team captains set up a donation page on the Every Plate Full website so that members could donate directly to their Local’s total.

The IATSE is proud of how quickly our members and Locals embraced the cause, and thrilled that we smashed our goal with a national total of over 175,000 meals.  Local 212 topped the donations with $14,130 raised, and Local 58 raised the most on a per capita basis, with $9,479, or $22.05 per member.  We would also like to recognize two employers who decided to take up the challenge and went above and beyond with their efforts.  Thank you to F&D Scene Changes for their donation of $6,940 and to Great Lakes Scenic Studios for their donation of $4,340.  What an incredible effort!