The Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation to Offer 5,000 Meals to McGill University Health Centre Staff Members

Barry Lorenzetti, President, CEO and Founder of BFL CANADA announces that his family Foundation is partnering with the McGill University Health Centre Foundation to offer a free lunch to all daytime staff on May 4, 2020. Over 5,000 meals will be distributed to thank these essential workers for their commitment and tireless efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Nurses, physicians, researchers, orderlies, maintenance workers and other staff members at McGill University Health Centre are on the front lines of this crisis, delivering exceptional patient care and service to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “We hope that this token of thanks will show these everyday heroes how grateful and supportive their community is, as well as offer them some comfort during these critical times,” says Justin Smith-Lorenzetti, President of the Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation. 

“Thank you to all of the medical professionals and hospital staff for maintaining an excellent standard of care during these challenging times. It is truly the most selfless act to face the world’s problems head on to try to keep everyone safe. Thank you – your hard work and bravery do not go unnoticed,” says Joelle Sholzberg, Executive Director of the Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation. The Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation would also like to take this opportunity to thank all essential service workers who are working hard to reduce the impacts of the pandemic. We will get through this crisis thanks to each one of you.


Following our last post regarding our new “work from home policy”, we have extended this management until May 18th at least. During this time, we continue to maintain our commitment and dedication to the Foundation and its causes. We encourage you to consult the Canadian Public Health Association for most recent updates and directives on the evolution of the outbreak.

2020 Annual Gala Update

As you know, this year’s Annual Gala was planned for September 17, 2020. After careful consideration of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Gala to November 12, 2020. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, but our collective health, safety and well-being remains our top priority.

We have been confronted with an exceptional situation. With courage and a hopeful heart, we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We will get through this together, because we are stronger together. Now more than ever, our collective effort and help are most needed.

Thank you for your patience and kindness. We look forward to celebrating together and helping those who need it most.