Posts Tagged ‘food bank’
Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey is hoping this time, the introduction of his private member’s bill designed to make it easier for farmers to donate their surplus crops to local food banks will make it into law. Bailey introduced the bill—”Fighting Hunger with Local Food Act”—on Wednesday. This Friday, Bailey and his staff plan to highlight [...]
Each year in March, food banks across Canada undertake an annual hunger count as a means of measuring the impact on their local community through the number of households served. This year’s survey included more detailed questions regarding income sources, housing, length of usage of the food bank, ages etc. In March, The Inn served [...]
Inn of the Good Shepherd calling on the community to donate food with Easter right around the corner
Easter is just days away and The Inn of the Good Shepherd is asking the community to consider donating non-perishable food items to their Food Bank program. The Inn distributes over 40,000 pounds of food each month to those in need in our community. The food bank program serves over 2000 clients each month, and [...]
Sarnia's Inn of the Good Shepherd has reached its Thanksgiving Food Drive goal and then some. At last count, the Inn had received more than 38,000 lbs of food, well in excess of its goal of 30,000 lbs. “The response has been absolutely wonderful,” says Inn Operations Manager, Adelle Richards.
According to Adelle Richards, operations manager at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, tickets are going fast for the Harvest Dinner, to be held Wednesday (Oct. 5) at the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Tickets for the 7 p.m. sitting are still available (about 30 as of 11:15 a.m. Tuesday). The 5:30 p.m. sitting is [...]
The cupboards are all but bare at Sarnia's Inn of the Good Shepherd, so for the first time in four years, the organization is holding an Easter Food Drive. The goal is 30,000 lbs of donated canned food and non-perishable food item; about half of what's needed to top up the Inn's sagging inventory. [...]