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The Gift of Giving Back Donates $85,000 to fill the shelves of Six Halton Beneficiaries

March 23, 2020

Not-for-Profit Launches #HelpFromHome Campaign Asking the Community to Help our Kids Feed Kids and Top Donation to $100,000

It takes a community to feed a community.  As we face unprecedented times, this rings true more than ever. As the largest food drive of its kind in Canada and a 100% volunteer driven not-for-profit, The Gift of Giving Back announced it will donate $85,000 to its six beneficiaries and is asking the community to help top this amount to $100,000 by donating online at giftofgivingback.ca/donate/.

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, The Gift of Giving Back educates and empowers thousands of young male and female athletes and high school students to compassionately give back to their community to support six member agencies in the Halton Region including: the Salvation Army; the Burlington Food Bank; Food for Life; Carpenter Hospice; Compassion Society, and Halton Women’s Place.

“Through The Gift of Giving Back, we have an opportunity and responsibility to provide critical funds to our six beneficiaries which are supporting our community at a time of unprecedented need,” said Jean Longfield, Founder and President, The Gift of Giving Back.  “While this commitment will help stock their shelves to ensure our most vulnerable neighbours are served, we are asking the community to help from home and make an online contribution to increase our donation to $100,000!”

Since its inception, more than 4.5 million lbs of food has been donated to families in need and collected at the Annual Fall Food Drive by more than 3,000 youth from the Burlington Eagles; the Burlington Girls Hockey Club (Barracudas); Burlington Cougars; Burlington Gymnastics Club; and other high schools across Burlington. Inspiring youth across Ontario, the charity is also supported by B.O.M.B.A and Burlington Soccer in the Spring/Summer season and is now active in Oakville and Brampton.

“Due to school closures and the need for social distancing, breakfast programs are closed and our Spring/Summer Food Drive is compromised. We are asking our community to come together and help our kids feed kids,” adds Longfield.