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Media Advisory: Maple Leaf Foods Partners with City of Brandon to Distribute Free Masks to Community Members in Effort to Prevent COVID-19 Spread in Brandon Community

Image - Three-ply, disposable masksMississauga, Ontario, August 17, 2020 – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and the City of Brandon are partnering to make three-ply, disposable masks available to all members of the community to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The first mask distribution day will be Wednesday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at two sites in the City of Brandon.

The first site will be the Keystone Centre, 1175 18th Street in Brandon. Enter at the Queens and 18th entrance, pull up at the mask station and receive the bag of masks through the window. Cars will exit out Hill Avenue.

The second site will be Riverbank Discovery Centre, 545 Conservation Drive inside the Gazebo at the North parking lot.

Each household will receive a bag of 25, three-ply, disposable masks at the two pick-up stations. More distribution days will be scheduled as needed.

As the city’s largest employer, Maple Leaf Foods is deeply committed to helping the community stay safe and is pleased to work with the City of Brandon on this effort. Social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a mask are the most effective steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the community.

Maple Leaf also delivered nearly 10,000 masks to local social service agencies in Brandon this week. That’s just a small part of the 500,000 masks that Maple Leaf is offering to citizens and agencies throughout the community.

More information on this initiative, including distribution times and locations, will be available on the Maple Leaf Foods website at and the City of Brandon website at

Maple Leaf Foods:
City of Brandon: Allison Collins,

All information available to the public from Maple Leaf Foods regarding our operations during COVID-19 can be found online in our Media Centre. This gets updated on an ongoing basis so please check back regularly.