Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Turkey Drive for North East Avalon Food Bank


A couple of weeks ago I posted a story about how RE/MAX Real Estate Charity House has been helping out our regional food bank and that they intended to donate 100 turkeys for Christmas. This is a great benefit to our communities on the North East Avalon and users of the food bank in particular. Add to that the fact that food bank usage has been increasing all over the province and at our local food bank in particular.

With this in mind I contacted the towns in our region who are serviced by the food bank and asked if they would like to try and help raise awareness in their towns and provide a means for residents to drop off turkeys to be donated to the food bank. The response has been excellent and I believe all the towns in our area will accept a turkey if you want to drop it off and if they cannot please feel free to drop it at the Town of Torbay office.

The target date for delivery to the food bank is next Wednesday, December 7th so it would be greatly appreciated if you intend to try and help out that you drop off your turkey or other meat products like ground beef before then.

The local food bank has been under a lot of pressure this past year and are struggling to meet the needs of those people who unfortunately have to avail of their services. Usage has increased and times are only getting tougher for some. At times like this it is important for those of us who can afford it to step up and try and help those people in our communities who happen to find themselves in need.

I would also like to encourage people who may be finding it hard right now to put your pride aside and reach out for help if you need it. Nobody should be embarrassed to ask their friends and neighbours for help, especially if it means having a healthy meal on the table for your family.

Please if you can take a couple of bucks, toss and extra turkey in your cart that can be provided to a family in need this Christmas.

Thanks

Craig Scott
Councillor Town of torbay

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