"This time of the year can be particularly stressful for neighbours in our community as extra expenses from heating costs to winter clothes add up quickly. Additional costs mean that the distribution of food and toy contributes so much more than a nourishing meal and a gift for children. These supports are an opportunity for hope and connection to spread through the community."
"We launched our Full Bellies. Happy Hearts. campaign this summer with a goal to raise two million meals. Together, with your donations and the Allan Bush Investment Team's matching donations, we reached our goal! "
"The shopping model, which offers a grocery store-style experience for community members, is open Monday to Thursday and launched in early May of this year. Major Donna Simms, a pastor and Executive Director of Community Family Services, said they’re paying attention to which foods can best support the dietary considerations of individuals and families."
"The Kingsdale Community Centre food distribution program is part of the Community Food Assistance Network, a system of 100+ community organizations providing food and support to those in need. These organizations include community meal programs, emergency food hamper programs, shelters, and outreach services."
"My family showed me what it meant to be a good neighbor, especially in times of need. Back then we didn’t have food banks or clothing drives, but we did have [small town] community that would come together to help each other when needed."
Food Bank Donor and Recipient