Supporting Communities

Responding to COVID-19 Together

As a result of COVID-19, many guests are struggling – especially those who rely on meals for their children through schools that are currently closed. To help support them, over 1,000,000 free kids’ meals were provided by Burger King US in 2020.

At Tim Hortons in Canada, we partnered with our restaurant owners across the country to establish a $40M CAD employee support fund to continue paying team members affected by COVID-19 for up to 14 days so that they can stay home without worrying about providing for themselves or their families.

Tim Hortons also deployed coffee trucks throughout Canada to offer free coffee and donuts to health care workers and first responders at hospitals, health care centers and COVID-19 test facilities. Dozens of Tim Hortons restaurant owners have stepped up to do the same in their communities, helping to reach over 1.7M people so far.

For Popeyes, New Orleans is home. So during these times of uncertainty, we’re on a mission to help support our family in our hometown. That’s why as a result of Popeyes’ NOLA Strong campaign, over 1,000,000 meals were provided to those in need in South Louisiana.

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons Foundation Camps:

Tim Hortons Foundation Camps represents Tim Hortons largest community investment. Established in 1974 in honour of Tim Horton's love for children, its signature programs are intentionally designed to help youth from low-income homes discover the strengths existing within themselves. Through a camp-based program, kids learn to believe in their own potential and change their stories for the better.

Tim Hortons Community Initiatives:

Tim Hortons restaurant owners proudly support the communities they serve through programs like Tim Hortons Smile Cookie - raising funds for over 550 local charities, and Timbits Minor Sports - which supported nearly 400,000 children to play minor league soccer, hockey, and other sports across Canada and the US in 2020.

Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership:

The Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership was established in 2005, with a goal of improving the lives of coffee farmers, their families and the entire community within the regions where Tim Hortons sources coffee. Its philosophy is consistent with the brand's long history of giving back to communities. Through the Tim Hortons Coffee Partnership, small holder farmers in Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Tanzania, and Brazil are empowered to build their businesses with improved agricultural practices and entrepreneurship skills.

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Burger King

Burger King SM Foundation:

The Burger KingSM Foundation is a non-profit that believes without education you limit your potential to be your own way. Inspired by Burger King brand co-founder, Jim McLamore, its mission is to create brighter futures by empowering individuals and feeding potential through education and emergency relief. As a global organization, the Foundation partners with select non-profits focusing on scholarships, literacy and creating sustainable learning environments.

Burger King Community Initiatives:

In addition to the Burger KingSM Foundation, Burger King Corporation and restaurant owners support numerous local and regional initiatives across the globe each year. Efforts such as in-restaurant fundraising allow us to make lasting impacts in the communities we are proud to be a part of.

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The Popeyes Foundation:

The mission of The Popeyes Foundation is to strengthen communities with food and support in times of need. For our Popeyes family, The Popeyes Foundation Family Fund is available to assist with urgent needs of corporate and franchisee employees and/or their immediate family members who may be victims of natural disasters or other emergency hardship situations. For our community, The Popeyes Foundation focuses on hunger relief efforts through a partnership with the No Kid Hungry campaign in the US.

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