Canadiens donate 13,000 pounds of food to local food bank

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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

The Montreal Canadiens are making sure those in need have food during a global pandemic.

The Canadiens are donating 13,000 pounds of food to local food bank Moisson Montreal which would have been used during the team’s home games in March.

Montreal personnel is making the donation as many deal with the side effects of COVID-19 with the virus pausing the NHL season indefinitely.

Players from the Canadiens announced Monday they would cover some of the pay for team employees who have been impacted by the games not currently taking place.

The organization stepped up on Sunday saying it would pay employees eligible for employee insurance the maximum amount allowed (approximately 40 per cent) and employees ineligible for employee insurance 75 per cent of the salary for the 12 home games remaining between the Canadiens and AHL’s Laval Rocket. The Canadiens have over 1,200 game-day employees.

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