More than 15,000 lbs of food and $4,200 in cash/cheques has been donated during the recent Muskoka Oldtimers Fall Food Drive in Bracebridge.
“We are thrilled to tell you that the community has surpassed the goal of organizers, donating more than 15,000 lbs of food and $4,200 (and counting) in cash and cheques. (Last year local residents donated 14,500 lbs of food and $2,500 in cheques.) ” says Sam Robinson, President of the Manna Food Bank.
“First of all, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Oldtimers for spearheading the drive once again.” he says. “Every year for a quarter century now the Oldtimers have made this by far the most successful food drive activity of the year for Manna. We thank you for your hard work and your dedication.”
A thank you also goes out to the many businesses and organizations that helped raise awareness through their signage and community announcements.
“Thank you to more than 100 volunteers who make it happen; the drivers, the runners, the unpackers and others who came out to help. They include students from across Bracebridge, Girl Guides, Cadets and many individuals and families who turn out to lend a hand.
And thank you to thousands of residents of Bracebridge who donate food and cash to make a difference in the lives of neighbors struggling to get by.”
If the volunteers did not make it to your home to pick up your donation, you can either contact Manna at firstname.lastname@example.org – (705) 646-0114, or drop it off at one of the Manna bins in town, located at Gagnon’s Your Independent Grocer, Food Basics, Bracebridge Culture & Recreation Centre, or at the Town offices at 1000 Taylor Road.
“While some food banks are fighting to keep their doors open, we are particularly fortunate to live in a community in which so many pull together to rise to the challenge,” says Robinson.
“For that we thank you. We couldn’t do it without you. Together we are making a difference.”