June 2018 Update

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A Family project to help. . .

The Centres were open on June 16, and it also marked the time for registration for the Back to School program.  There’s a new opportunity for families wanting to help.  Adopt-a-backpack is moving into full gear, and families may adopt a student and provide the specific items needed for the upcoming grade.  So, a student going into Grade 8 might ‘adopt’ a student entering Grade 7, knowing what was most needed for that academic year, which can include things like an insulated lunchbag and small serving containers for a litterless lunch. Needless to say, detailed information is confidential.  Adopting families can choose which grade they wish to supply needs for.  If this interests you, please email  ktfoodbank@gmail.com or call and leave a message as 905-806-1125.

Donations and Sponsorships…

In addition to the private donations received by Canada Helps and through the mail every month, Drive for Change, incorporating jars and pails at cash, has added over $400 to the bank account this year.  Customers at Grackle Coffee in Schomberg, Humber Valet Cleaners and Guardian Drugs in King City, and Pharmasave in Nobleton are particularly generous, judging by the amounts coming in from various locations.  In addition, shoppers at Schomberg Foodland donated over $500 in food cards since mid-March; these go straight into the hands of Food Bank registrants. 

Back to School is a self-funded program, so as not to ‘eat into’ funds raised for food, so the Nobleton Lions cheque for $1500 recently awarded for the Back to School program is a welcome assist. 

The Township of King awarded KTFB $750 under its Community Grants Program, and many Loblaw $25 cards are coming in through all channels … by hand, mail and at the drop off locations across the Township.    

On a Tuesday afternoon in early June, a team from RBC Wealth Management, led by Michael Hogg packed menu boxes at the Depot and awarded KTFB a cheque for $2500.  Not only does the regular Pack Team get the summer off, but the bank account receives a generous boost. Now there’s a win-win!