“Thank You Kingston, for your donations to the Partners in Mission Food Blitz”
The wet weather on Saturday the 6th did not dampen the spirits of the incredible volunteers and donors who contributed to the “Partners in Mission Food Blitz”. As of today we have collected just over 50,000 lbs in food and cash equivalent, and we will continue to count to the end of the month as more donations come in.
Although we had hoped for more to get us through the summer months, we know that with the many other food drives that will happen this year, the community of Kingston will continue to help us meet the needs of our low-income neighbours.
It takes about 2,000 lbs. of food a day to fill the 50 to 60 hampers that are required for our clients so these food drives are essential to their wellbeing. If last Saturday was not your shopping day we hope that you will think of us the next time you are at your favorite grocery store and drop off a donation in our bin. Monetary donations can also be made online at our website, www.kingstonfoodbank.net.
I would like to thank everyone who made a donation and a special thanks to all those volunteers who gave us their valuable time. Thank you to:
The cadets of the Royal Military College
The staff of RBC
The Kingston Waterfront Rotary
The staff and friends from Hotel Dieu Hospital
The Loyalist Township Emergency Services
Kingston Standard Church
Thanks as well to the many High School Students who helped out and to the volunteer drivers moving our trucks around the city.
Thanks to all the grocery stores across the city that let us set up camp for the day.
Gord and Kim’s No Frills
Grant’s No Frills
Loblaws on Midland Ave.
Loblaws on Princess St.
Metro at Gardiner's Rd.
A special thank you to all of our incredible media partners who helped us get the message out to the good people of Kingston, your coverage of this important event was very much appreciated.
We are well aware that finances are tight for everyone right now and so we really appreciate the donations that were made. As we are not funded by any level of government or receive agency support these gifts are crucial in providing emergency food for those with less than ourselves.
Thank you all very much,