Every year the need increases in the City and County of Peterborough with Kawartha Food Share currently serving 37 food banks and food cupboards as well as providing approximately 1.5 million meals to school breakfast programs every year.
Kawartha Food Share’s City-Wide Food Drive will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 9:30am-12:30pm. This is the event’s 10th year and we’re hoping to surpass last year’s drive which collected almost 16,000 lbs of food! On May 30, a paper grocery bag will be delivered to city residents in the Wednesday May 30th Peterborough This Week and they are being asked to fill the bag with groceries and place it on their front step on Saturday, June 2nd. Teams of volunteers in noticeable coloured t-shirts will travel throughout the city collecting the bags of food to bring to Kawartha Food Share. We are in desperate need of these volunteer teams!
We ask for teams of at least three people, one driver and one food bag collector for each side of the road. Teams are given an area in the city to collect and then will bring it back to the warehouse to be weighed. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Ashlee at 705-745-5377 ex- 200. For more details www.kawarthafoodshare.com.
Kawartha Food Share is the emergency food warehouse and distribution centre for all food banks and meal programs in the city and county of Peterborough. By helping the City-Wide Food Drive you will be assisting the 8,000 people who use our local food banks every month and area school nutrition programs who serve as many as 200,000 meals a month. Kawartha Food Share distributes over 10 Million dollars worth of food annually.
Proudly sponsored by 101.5 The WOLF, CHEX Peterborough and 100.5 FRESH Radio. A CORUS FEEDS KIDS event.