The number of malnourished and chronically hungry people in Canada is growing at an alarming rate. Hunger is a year round reality for many families. The holiday season is a time to reflect upon what you have, and a time to give back. Donations during the holiday season are critical to helping local food banks fight hunger. The generosity inspired by the holiday season can do a great deal to helping food banks stock their shelves for the months to come.

Although we are an organization that operates nationwide, Stouffville (Ontario) is home to our head office. We are blessed to run out of such a wonderful community that is committed to its residents and businesses. To help fight the growing hunger epidemic we decided to run a food drive within our building whose donations were collected in support of the local Stouffville Food Bank. The Food Bank is a volunteer run group whose main focus is to collect and distribute edible goods, household supplies, and grocery gift cards. We want to deeply thank all that participated in the drive. The support we received both from staff members and from other tenants of the building was tremendous. A lovely volunteer from the food bank came to transport our goods and was pleasantly surprised by the amount that we had collected!

We want to thank the Stouffville Food Bank for their ongoing work within the Stouffville Community. The time and effort that these volunteers put into ensuring the community is well fed is inspiring. Thanks again to everyone that participated and donated to the drive. Your small act of generosity will go a long way to ensuring the families in Stouffville are fed well into the New Year! We look forward to having another successful run next year.

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A message from our Vice President, Nitin Badhwar:
It always amazes me how giving people can be. A small effort by a number of people can have such a huge impact on those in need. Well done and thank you.