London residents, businesses and community partners have raised £76,800 in food as part of the London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive.
“We extend our special thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Curb Hunger Food Drive,” said Glen Pearson, Co-Director of the London Food Bank. “The Food Drive is evolving with an important focus on distributing fresh food with the help of Londoners who grow food for the Tafel in local greenhouses, community gardens and in their own backyards.”
Food was collected between June 8th and 18th, with more fresh produce expected from the Food Drive’s Grow-a-Row, Adopt a Plot and Green Wall initiatives.
“Londoners continue to show compassion and support for their neighbors in need by donating to the London Food Bank,” Mayor Ed Holder said. “Thank you to everyone who has donated online, donated at the grocery store and grown food in local gardens to donate.”
The breakdown of the £76,800 is as follows:
Duties to Grocery Stores, Fire Services and the London Food Bank = £11,800
Corporate donations = £22,500
Community Refresh Program = £16,900
Cash donations ($66,640 at $2.60 per pound) = 25,600 pounds (equivalent)
Now in its 26th year, the Food Drive is the longest-running partnership of its kind in Canada. The Reduce Hunger campaign supports more than 25,000 people in need of food.