Although the holiday season is known to be “the most wonderful time of the year”, for families that may be struggling financially, coping during the holiday season can actually be the most difficult time of year. It is estimated that one in seven Canadians do not have access to the food they need to thrive. Bruce Telecom is asking Kincardine and Port Elgin residents to join them in helping local families have enough food to eat this holiday season.
Bruce Telecom adds two additional “fill the van for good” food donation events as their initial event in Chesley was a huge success!
- Kincardine community is invited to drop off non-perishable foods / hygiene products
- No Frills grocery store on November 12 between 10am and 6pm
- Port Elgin community is invited to drop off non-perishable foods / hygiene products at Rowlands Your Independent Grocer on December 17 between 10am and 6pm.
“After we had tremendous success in Chesley with our “fill the van” initiative, we decided to keep the momentum going. People were more than happy to be involved in supporting their community and we are hoping for the same success in Kincardine and Port Elgin,” says Stephanie Brunato, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Care Manager.
“Once again, we’ll have music on and some refreshments all day long! And as before, every donation helps!”
Across Canada, COVID-19 has increased already chronic levels of food insecurity in communities across the country. It is estimated that demand for food relief has increased 20 to 40 per cent since March, with as many as 14.6 per cent of Canadians facing food concerns in their homes.