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Join Our Community Challenge to Make Every Plate Full This Summer

May 2nd, 2015Media Releases

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Summer is a challenging time of year for food banks and those we serve. Neighbours that are able to help are enjoying time away from their regular routine. Neighbours in need of food support are seeking assistance from one of more than 100 community programs in Waterloo Region. Each week more than 35,000 meals are needed to help children and seniors, individuals and families dealing with serious challenges in their lives.

DIG IN began with a challenge to our media friends to raise awareness and inspire the community to raise financial and food donations on May 2nd. Together, 300 volunteers at 31 sites raised enough to provide 75,000 meals today. Thank you!

We know we will need to provide 360,000 meals this summer. The Food Bank is 100% community supported. We need the community to join the challenge to Make Every Plate Full this summer. We know that by working together we can do it and thanks to a partnership with Food Banks Canada we have another way for people to help. Join the challenge as an individual or as a team.

For more information:
Ruth Friendship-Keller
T: 519-743-5576 ext. 225