On Friday December 18th, 100.5 Fresh Radio, 101.5 The Wolf and CHEX-TV hosted the 15th annual Three Loonies on the Street annual fundraiser for Kawartha Food Share and Corus Feeds Kids. This year, over $88,000 was raised, with donations still coming in, to help feed families in need in our community. If you were unable to drop by but would still like to donate, visit Kawartha Food Share or make a donation online.
What does a food bank client “look like”. What if we told you that 40 per cent of food bank users are children? Close to half of all food bank clients are boys and girls under the age of 18. A growing number of food bank clients are individuals who work multiple minimum wage jobs. These people are the ever growing socio-economic group of the working poor. Close to 65 per cent of individuals accessing food banks are rental tenants. When it comes to housing, one quarter of Canadians spend 30 per cent or more of their monthly income on rent and utilities, leaving them susceptible to poverty, homelessness, and yes, hunger. People rely on food banks for a multitude of reasons. Each person who has accessed a food bank has their own challenges that they must face. Receiving adequate food is a right, it is not a privilege.
All it takes is one Loonie to make a big difference!
For Every $1 donated, Kawartha Food Share can purchase up to $6 worth of food. For every $1 donated, they’re able to distribute $6 worth of food. Cash donations allow KFS to get food through many different sources including bulk purchases, food drives and other food programs. Cash donations also let KFS purchase food that is needed the most.
You can do this one of three ways:
1. Make a donation in person at the Kawartha Food Share office at 665 Neal Drive, Peterborough Ontario.
2. Send a cheque or money order to:
Kawartha Food Share
665 Neal Drive, Unit 1
Peterborough, ON K9J 6X7
3. Make a safe online donation at the Canada Helps webpage. CLICK HERE.
Charitable Registration Number: 88063 7624 RR0001
On behalf of The Three Loonies – Robb Bennett, Peter Blodgett and Bob McGillen – thank you for your support!