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Guelph Food Bank needs your help

For more than 850,000 Canadians holiday menus at Christmas dinner tables are solely determined by what is available at their local food bank
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NEWS RELEASE
GUELPH FOOD BANK
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With the season of giving in full swing, we need your support to help residents of Guelph have a happy, healthy holiday. While many of our neighbours will be sitting down to holiday feasts of turkey, stuffing and all the fixin’s, more than 2,500 people in Guelph are going hungry every single month, or looking to Guelph Food Bank for help.

For more than 850,000 Canadians, one-third of who are children, holiday menus at Christmas dinner tables are solely determined by what is available at their local food bank.

Resources at Guelph Food Bank are currently at low points and we need everyone’s help.

When making a donation at any Zehrs/No Frills location, there is much to consider – we’d like to put you in touch with Pauline Cripps from Guelph Food Bank who can share info and insights that will surely inspire your audience to donate to this worthy cause. These include:

  • From donating cleaning supplies or personal toiletries to considering cash donations so that Guelph Food Bank can purchase fresh food to offer their members, there is much to think about before just cleaning out your pantry in order to make a donation.
     
  • Everyone is looking to eat healthier over the holidays, but that can be particularly hard when your choices are determined by what’s available at a Food Bank. Pauline Cripps can share what’s most needed at Guelph Food Bank this holiday season to ensure that nutritious options are available for all.
     
  • Beyond the friendly waves across the street and running into each other at the park, how well do you really know your neighbours? Do you know what their holiday dinner will look like? Guelph Food Bank does. This is one of the many reasons why Loblaw has set out to raise 1.3 million pounds of food and $1.8 million to support Canadians across the country – including more than 2,500 from the Guelph community.
     
  • What happens after you’ve dropped off your canned goods or monetary donation at one of the Zehrs/No Frills in town? Pauline Cripps can share insight into the daily reality of life at a food bank, what the “donate to plate” journey looks like in your area and what fuels the increase in need during the holidays. Here, she can speak to the positive impact that every Guelph citizen can have on their neighbour’s meal options this holiday season.

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