Every groundhog day, Canada patiently waits to see what Wiarton Willie has to say about how much longer we have to wait out the winter.
Well… as of February 2, the little critter said we had six more weeks to go and if you’re like me, you can’t wait! It’s almost time to break out the spring jackets and put away the toques and mittens for another year! It’s time to walk around in the sunshine surrounded by trees and flowers blossoming and the smell of fresh cut grass.
Another thing to be excited about is the annual Spring Food Drive! It kicks off on February 24 and will propel us into the spring season!
You make this important event possible each year! With the food and funds raised during this drive, your neighbours will have enough food to help them get by through off peak times such as the summer. When kids are on summer vacation, they lack access to the breakfast and lunch programs run by their schools. But with your help, they will have enough food to give them the energy needed to be healthy and active kids all summer long!
Don’t let your neighbours in need go hungry! Help us raise $100,000 & 100,000 lbs. of food this spring and make sure no one in our community goes without food!
So how can you get involved in this great event?
- Run a Food & Funds Drive
- Make donating easy for friends and family by setting up your very own donation page online! It’s easy – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make a donation – $1 = 3 meals
- Volunteer your time – opportunities in store, on the trucks and even positions left with the public sort!
- Make a donation of groceries on your next shopping trip
- Connect with us on social media and spread the word (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram)
Not sure what food to donate? No problem! We have a handy list of all of the top needed items at the food bank! If you’re looking through your pantry for items to donate, be sure not to donate anything expired – please check out this blog post on best before dates for more info.
Because of your generosity, we are able to provide food for over 13,000 parents, children and grandparents every month!
Thank you for making a difference today and every day!
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