GATINEAU, Quebec, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HEXO Corp (“HEXO” or the “Company”) (TSX: HEXO; NYSE-A: HEXO) is committed to food security for Outaouais residents. It is for this reason that HEXO has donated $20,000 to Moisson Outaouais to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to be distributed to people in need.
“Moisson Outaouais does a remarkable job for the people of the Outaouais region, both for the daily needs of the most disadvantaged and for those affected by unforeseen events, such as the recent spring floods,” explains Terry Lake, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at HEXO. “The mission of this non-profit organization is in perfect harmony with our own commitment to caring for people, one of the 4 priorities of our corporate social responsibility charter. Food aid has a direct impact on people’s quality of life and we are happy to be able to contribute.”
Moisson Outaouais helps an average of 10,500 people per month. Of all these requests, 37% are for children. Last year, the organization redistributed more than 820,505 kilograms of food.
“Moisson Outaouais is delighted to see a company like HEXO join such an important cause, the fight against hunger. As the needs are great, especially within the current context of the floods, HEXO’s donation will make a big difference to the people in the community and we invite other companies to follow HEXO’s example,” said Armand Kayolo, General Manager of Moisson Outaouais.
HEXO has been supporting Moisson Outaouais since last year, when the company made its first donation of $5,000 in October 2018.
About HEXO Corp
HEXO Corp is an award-winning consumer packaged goods cannabis company that creates and distributes prize-winning products to serve the global cannabis market. Through its hub and spoke business strategy, HEXO Corp is partnering with Fortune 500 companies, bringing its brand value, cannabinoid isolation technology, licensed infrastructure and regulatory expertise to established companies, leveraging their distribution networks and capacity. As one of the largest licensed cannabis companies in Canada, HEXO Corp operates with 1.8 million sq. ft of facilities in Ontario and Quebec and a foothold in Greece to establish a Eurozone processing, production and distribution centre. The Company serves the Canadian adult-use and medical markets. For more information please visit hexocorp.com.
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