Thanksgiving Edition 2007 - Food Bank of Waterloo Region

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Thanksgiving Edition 2007 - Food Bank of Waterloo Region
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Thanksgiving Edition 2007
HELP US RAISE OVER 300,000 LBS OF FOOD.
The Need for Food Continues…Please set an extra place at your table.
Who Receives Food?
Families 57%
Adults 53%
Children 47%
You can set an extra place at your table by:
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Registering your food drive at
www.thefoodbank.ca or by faxing the food drive
registration form to 519-743-8965
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Making a cash donation online, visiting The Food
Bank or by calling 519-743-5576
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Bringing a food donation to a food drive in your
area or to a local grocery store, firehall or The
Food Bank of Waterloo Region, 50 Alpine Court,
Kitchener
•
Volunteering at the Food Bank, taking on
supervisory roles within the warehouse, gaining
leadership experience. Full training provided.
Volunteers in action:
Childless Couple 7%
Single People 36%
Most needed items:
Pork and Beans
Canned Fruit
Pasta Sauce
Canned Beans
Stews
Canned Vegetables, Meat, Fish
Powdered Milk
Syrups & Jams
Sugar
Plan to attend our first
Food Bank Extravaganza Sale
Friday September 28, 2007
Drop in at The Food Bank between 3 p.m.
and 8:00 p.m. Perfect for the fall baking and
entertaining season, unique Christmas gift
shopping and helping The Food Bank!
Feature vendors: The Pampered Chef,
PartyLite Gifts, Tupperware, Creative
Memories, Epicure Selections, Mary Kay,
Crockadoodle, Home Interiors and Gifts, Bug
Lady Crafts and Spa Sensations.
Volunteers such as Steve Gow and Jim Miehm picked up
184,934 lbs of food donations at grocery stores and fire halls last year.
Your $ 5.00 admission includes 3 chances to
take home one of the beautiful items donated
by each vendor!
It is wonderful to live in a prosperous and caring community that
recognizes and supports residents who need assistance due to
various circumstances arising in their lives. The Food Bank of
Waterloo Region’s vision of “channeling our community’s energy
so no one goes hungry” allows those able to contribute – to
contribute and those requiring help – to receive help.
There are many fun events happening
in our community that will help The
Food Bank:
Sept. 27-29 Fall Home Show at Bingeman’s
Oct. 5, 11-2,Kitchener Council’s Grillefest,
Civic Square, Kitchener
Did You Know?
With your support we:
•
collected 2.75 million lbs of donated food from residents
and the food industry (approximately $5.5 million worth of
safe quality food!)
•
assisted over 24,000 residents with emergency food
(families and individuals) - 47% were children.
•
met our budget targets and raised an additional $145,000
for our roof and kitchen renovations
•
we participated in a number of initiatives to seek longer
term solutions including providing leadership to Waterloo
Region Shares, an implementation committee with a goal
to build a stronger food support network
Oct. 6, 7:30-11:30 a.m. CHYM Free Family
Breakfast, Waterloo City Centre Parking Lot
Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m., Faith FM Thanksgiving
Variety Concert, 519-575-9090.
Oct. 8, Onkle Hans Food Drive during the
Oktoberfest Parade.
President’s Award to the
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation has
been incredibly generous to us and other
organizations in this community. We
have taken some risks at The Food Bank - and with the support of The
Ontario Trillium Foundation we have carved out new directions for the food
bank community making a significant impact on families experiencing
difficult times. Success of Trillium’s support initiated here locally and
applied throughout Sothwestern Ontario is now unrolling right across the
province. Whether we consider Trillium’s Regional support, provincial
support, one time or multi-year funding, the investments made continue to
impact our communities.
Photo courtesy of Forde Studios
Left to Right: Tim Jackson, President of FBWR Board of Directors;
Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Food
Banks; Peter Hinchliffe, Member of the Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin Grant
Review Committee, Ontario Trillium Foundation; Harmail Basi, Member of the
Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors
Thank you to our
FOOD DRIVE SPONSORS:
MEDIA SPONSORS: The Record • Waterloo Chronicle • Cambridge Times • New Hamburg Independent
Elmira Independent • Woolwich Observer • 91.5 The Beat • 96.7 CHYM FM/570 News • 107.5 DAVE FM • 94.3
Faith FM • FM 98.5 CKWR • KICX 106 • 105.3 Kool FM/Oldies 1090 • Rogers Television
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Please visit www.thefoodbank.ca to make donations on-line.
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