March 26, 2020
CASH FOR CANS CAMPAIGN DRAWS FIRST MAJOR DONOR
Keeping the Sudbury Food Bank Stocked Recently Dan Xilon, Executive Director, Sudbury Food Bank, asked Sudburians to consider making a cash donation to the food bank in lieu of donating non-perishables.
“During this unprecedented time of physical distancing to stop COVID-19 from spreading, we’re all experiencing big changes to our normal daily routines,” said Xilon.
“But the need for the Sudbury Food Bank hasn’t changed. In fact, we are already seeing more people turn to us for assistance as their jobs and businesses have been put on hold.”
“That’s why we issued a special appeal for cash donations. I’m happy to announce that our first major donor has already stepped forward as a result of our call for help.”
On March 25th Brian Doyle and Blake Didone, co-owners, Doyle Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Inc. in Sudbury made a donation of $10,000.
“We are all in this together and we want to do our part as a local business that has been supported so greatly by our community. Without that support we would not be able to make this donation, especially in these times. If you or your business are able to help, please give however you can,” said Didone.
Here’s how you can contribute to the Cash for Cans Campaign:
• go online at https://www.sudburyfoodbank.ca/donate/
• mail your cheque to Sudbury Food Bank, 1105 Webbwood Dr., Sudbury ON, P3C 3B6
• call 705-671-9663 to make a donation over the phone
• As of noon March 26th, the Cash for Cans Campaign has raised $50,847 from businesses and individuals. Just four days into the campaign.
• Cash for Cans goal is $250,000 to replace and increase the traditional spring food drive, which normally raises about $200,000 worth of food and cash donations.
• The Sudbury Food Bank assists 44 food banks and meal providers. These agencies normally support 8,000-8,500 people per month.
March 23, 2020
CASH FOR CANS
Keeping the Sudbury Food Bank Stocked during the Pandemic
“We are going to see people and families coming to a food bank for the first time in their lives and we need to be ready,” says Dan Xilon, Executive Director, Sudbury Food Bank.
The Sudbury Food Bank’s annual spring food drive normally raises approximately $200,000 in food and cash donations. However, this year due to restrictions related to the pandemic, a traditional food drive of collecting food may not be possible.
The Sudbury Food Bank assists 44 food banks and meal providers. These agencies currently support 8,000-8,500 people per month.
“We expect the need to increase during this unprecedented time when Greater Sudbury, like the rest of the world, is dealing with the economic as well as the public health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
All levels of government are promising financial assistance to individuals and businesses but there will be gaps in timing and shortages in the amounts needed.
“Our community needs to work together to bridge these gaps. Our most vulnerable citizens cannot stockpile food and they need your assistance now.” This spring, the food bank is seeking cash to purchase the cans that would have been collected in a traditional food drive.
Here’s how you can help: