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Local Tech Support Company Goes Beyond the Usual Support

Mississauga, ON – Monday, January 30th, 2017 – EMKAL Inc steps up to provide Eden Food for Change with technical support as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Quote from Michael Kalistchuk, CEO of EMKAL Inc.
“The incredible service Eden provides their community is in direct SUPPORT of an issue felt around the world; one we can ALL identify with: HUNGER. Along with extreme poverty, eliminating world hunger remains among the most IMPORTANT global goals of our generation. When we learned of Eden’s important work losing productive momentum (from a decline in external vendor quality), there was only one thing left to do à STEP UP and HELP. It is our honour and privilege to be just one small part of the CHANGE we want to see around the world!”

With limited funds, Eden Food for Change (EFFC) utilizes minimum administrative tools in order to help steer funds to providing fresh food through their Food Bank. However, these low-cost solutions were actually hampering the organization who saw their phones working intermittently and their internet taking minutes to download a simple web page.

For the past few years EMKAL Inc. (EMKAL) had been providing EFFC with technical support at a discounted rate and were engaged to help find a solution. Due to the organization’s location and lack of infrastructure, traditional solutions for improving speed and quality of essential services were too cost prohibitive.

EMKAL identified a point-to-point wireless internet service and decided they would not only cover the new internet costs but would also provide an increased level of helpdesk support to the organization completely free of charge. In addition to financial donations that provide healthy food to our members, EFFC receives more than $25,000 in yearly donations and services through EMKAL’s ongoing commitment:

“This support that we receive from EMKAL is so important, because it facilitates every aspect of our work and the services to our community,” says Bill Crawford, Executive Director of EFFC. “This kind of support service often goes unnoticed until something goes wrong and then it is mission critical to find a solution. EMKAL is not just a solution to our IT needs, but a committed partner in helping us accomplish our mission – Good Food for All!”

EMKAL Inc. is a managed IT services partner specializing in unlimited helpdesk and professional IT services throughout the Greater Toronto Area, since 2002.

Eden Food for Change has been serving Mississauga for more than 25 years. The organization provides people with emergency food support through its two Food Bank locations, as well as the ability to put healthy food on their own tables with its Learning Kitchen. EFFC’s Fresh Produce Box program allows everyone to access affordable fruits and vegetables. Eden Food for Change – Good Food for All!

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