March 2017 Update

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The regular monthly distribution of food and food cards occurs this Saturday, March 18th at three centres across King Township from 9-11 a.m. Those wishing assistance who are not registered are requested to get in touch via email or by phone 905-806-1125. Food is shipped only for those registered, so notification of new clients is is needed to determine the amount of food and the right centre for Distribution.

In addition, there will be a Clothing Giveaway at the King City Distribution Centre starting at noon.

The next Distribution will be Easter Saturday, April 15th. Please note that this regular distribution is happening on Easter weekend.

King Township Food Bank is a registered charity comprising about 30 volunteers whose efforts collect and distribute a week of non perishable food monthly, along with produce and breads, along with raising over $80,000 annually to cover food and food card costs. Only about 5% of the annual budget is needed for the operation of the organization.

In addition to funds raised, donations of food are important to the Food Bank. Thanks are offered to Hillside Gardens (vegetables), Engel & Volkers (breads) and anonymous farmer (English cucumbers seasonally) and Dorio’s Bakery (Italian breads) along with Schomberg Tim Hortons (baked goods, sweet and savour) for their generosity to the project.

Personal donations are received, even in the depths of winter, and the shoppers at Foodland Schomberg continue their generosity with over $1000 of Foodland food cards donated since the end of the Christmas season.

The Food Bank is perennially grateful to Rocco Macri and the staff and shoppers at Foodland for their support. Thousand of dollars flow in to the Food Bank through a combination of pre-packed grocery bags and food cards.

Shoppers at No Frills deposited coupons last Fall, during a 2 week ‘Save it Forward’ Loblaw campaign that resulted in a cheque for over $600 being received by the Food Bank recently. John Ciarallo, the ‘John’ of John’s No Frills is committed to year-round support for the Food Bank, from the presence of a very user-friendly donation bin up to and including their annual Platinum sponsorship at Sip & Savour.

Christmas in King has received one more donation. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church sent a cheque for over $1,000 to be used for this purpose, putting the project into a surplus, and providing a nice kick-off for 2017.