This September, the return to school was very different and for many Halton families, food insecurity continues to be a harsh reality. On Sunday, September 13th, we partnered with the Appleby Line Street Festival to host Help Feed Our Kids: Back-to-School Drive-Thru Food Drive to stock the shelves of Burlington food banks and ensure our most vulnerable neighbours are served.
Families stayed safely in their vehicle as volunteers unloaded food donations while wearing personal protective equipment. Social distancing and strict safety protocols were in place to ensure a contact-less drop-off process.
The results: Four Food Trucks filled with donations. Dozens of committed volunteers. And a community with one BIG heart!
Together with the Burlington Fire Department, Appleby Village, Cogeco, our partners, sponsors and beneficiaries, we helped stock the shelves of Burlington food banks.
It takes a village. One can at a time. And we did it! Thank you Burlington!