Monthly Archives: September 2012

It’s The Last Week!

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Hi everyone!

It’s the last week of the food drive (food drive ends Friday, October 5th). It has been a very busy couple of weeks since we started, and this week will get even busier. We are on our way to our goal of 12,000 pounds of food raised, but still need your help!

As of today, we have raised over $2,000 (equivalent of over 2,000 pounds of food) as well as close to 100 Thanksgiving hampers (equivalent to another 2,500 pounds of food).

There is still time to get involved! Here’s what’s happening this week, and how you can help.

In addition to the 3 easy ways to donate below, we have 2 NEW ways to donate this week.

3 Easy Ways To Donate

  1. Make a cash donation through my online donation page (every dollar = one pound of food)
  2. Drop off food in specially marked bins at Tremblett’s Valu-Mart (1500 Bayview Ave.) until Friday, October 5th
  3. Buy a Thanksgiving hamper for $25 at Tremblett’s Valu-Mart until Wednesday, October 3rd

2 NEW Ways To Donate This Week

  1. Participate in the 1st Annual North Leaside vs South Leaside School Challenge – for students at Rolph Road Elementary School, Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School, and Northlea Public School — the Challenge Is ON! (runs October 1st – 5th) See full details here.
  2. Get a ham…Give a ham. Thanks to the generosity of Patrick Rocca and Tremblett’s Valu-Mart, when you make a $200 purchase at Tremblett’s Valu-Mart, until October 3rd, get a FREE spiral ham, and a ham gets donated to the food drive!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

Thank you also to incredible support from our amazing friends and community:

Here’s to the final week!


Who’s Hungry 2012

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Hi everyone.

This morning, the Daily Bread Food Bank released their Who’s Hungry 2012: Faces Of Hunger report. In it, they talk about how the need for food banks is sadly growing, not declining.

Download The ReportDownload The Snapshot

Some key findings from their survey:

  • Food Bank visits in the GTA have risen 18% since 2008, to a total of 1,123,500 visits overall
  • 25% of children go hungry at least once a week due to lack of money
  • $5.83 is the amount of money available per person per day after rent is paid

The need is great.

You can download the full report, a snapshot, and view a video summary of the report’s findings by going to the Daily Bread Food Bank’s Website.

Please consider helping us meet the need this Fall.

Thank you.

Mark (Sarah’s dad)

And we’re off!

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Hi everybody.

My 5th annual food drive officially starts today. Between now and Thanksgiving weekend (October 5th), I am trying to raise a total of 12,000 pounds of food for those less fortunate in my community.

The amazing people who helped us last year are back to help again this year.

NEW this year is a challenge I have made to other schools in my neighbourhood to match what my school raises this year.

Read about how you can help. Help me spread the word.

I will be keeping you updated on my progress!