The Business Cares Food Drive kicked off today at RBC Place in London, ON marking the beginning of three weeks of activities and opportunity to support the London Food Bank during this holiday season.
"For only the second time in our history, we have no goal," explained campaign chair Wayne Dunn, adding that due to the pandemic, many businesses in our community are struggling.
However, even with no goal last year, the community stepped up and showed the depth of its compassion, donating the equivalent of 597,123 pounds worth of food. This year, the campaign is thankful for anything that the community can contribute, whether that's non-perishable goods or cash donations, which help support a variety of fresh food purchases and investments into programs that provide residual and sustainable opportunities (such as greenhouses and milk and egg purchases.)
Londoners will have multiple opportunities to support the Business Cares Food Drive. These include, but are not limited to:
- The House to Home donation program at The Grand Theatre as part of its Home for the Holidays production;
- Grocery Store weekend, which takes place from 9-5 p.m. on Dec. 3rd and 4th at over two dozen local grocery stores;
- Be a Fan, Bring a Can at the Dec. 11th and 17th London Knights games at the Budweiser Gardens; and
- Online at businesscares.ca or through local business collections.
So where do the donations collected throughout the Business Cares Food Drive go? They go to help the London Food Bank support people in need throughout the community. In addition to providing accessible food for people in our community through its hamper program, the funds also allow to London Food Bank to support over 30 other community organizations in London and area including, the Soup Kitchen, the Youth Action Centre, Atlohsa, the Unity Project, and Mission Services.
We invite you to learn more about how your support makes a difference in our community.