Hamilton Food Share receives new refrigerated truck, thanks to Trillium funding

Community Nov 28, 2019 Stoney Creek News

Just in time for the holidays, Hamilton Food Share has received a new refrigerated truck to ship and receive large-scale donations destined for food banks and hot-meal programs. The truck was purchased thanks to a $98,700 capital grant awarded earlier this year by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“Today’s announcement by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, of nearly $100,000 for Hamilton Food Share, will go a long way to assist their ongoing efforts of creating a hunger-free community. With their new refrigerated truck, Food Share will expand their capacity to get food from producers and retailers to the people who need it most,” said Paul Miller, MPP for Hamilton East — Stoney Creek.

Hamilton Food Share is a non-profit food-bank hub that ships and receives 3.35 million pounds of food annually for 13 local food banks and hot-meal programs. Last year, 65 per cent of this food was fresh or frozen.

“As the cost of rents go up, families need more help,” said Joanne Santucci, executive director at Hamilton Food Share. “This refrigerated truck will have a tremendous impact on our ability to pick up even more wholesale donations of meat, dairy and fresh produce.”

More than 9,000 Christmas food hampers will be created for people in need this holiday season, but the need is year-round, because there are 90,950 household visits to food banks in Hamilton each year.

For more information about Hamilton Food Share and where to make donations over the holidays, see hamiltonfoodshare.org.

Hamilton Food Share receives new refrigerated truck, thanks to Trillium funding

Community Nov 28, 2019 Stoney Creek News

Just in time for the holidays, Hamilton Food Share has received a new refrigerated truck to ship and receive large-scale donations destined for food banks and hot-meal programs. The truck was purchased thanks to a $98,700 capital grant awarded earlier this year by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“Today’s announcement by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, of nearly $100,000 for Hamilton Food Share, will go a long way to assist their ongoing efforts of creating a hunger-free community. With their new refrigerated truck, Food Share will expand their capacity to get food from producers and retailers to the people who need it most,” said Paul Miller, MPP for Hamilton East — Stoney Creek.

Hamilton Food Share is a non-profit food-bank hub that ships and receives 3.35 million pounds of food annually for 13 local food banks and hot-meal programs. Last year, 65 per cent of this food was fresh or frozen.

“As the cost of rents go up, families need more help,” said Joanne Santucci, executive director at Hamilton Food Share. “This refrigerated truck will have a tremendous impact on our ability to pick up even more wholesale donations of meat, dairy and fresh produce.”

More than 9,000 Christmas food hampers will be created for people in need this holiday season, but the need is year-round, because there are 90,950 household visits to food banks in Hamilton each year.

For more information about Hamilton Food Share and where to make donations over the holidays, see hamiltonfoodshare.org.

Hamilton Food Share receives new refrigerated truck, thanks to Trillium funding

Community Nov 28, 2019 Stoney Creek News

Just in time for the holidays, Hamilton Food Share has received a new refrigerated truck to ship and receive large-scale donations destined for food banks and hot-meal programs. The truck was purchased thanks to a $98,700 capital grant awarded earlier this year by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“Today’s announcement by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, of nearly $100,000 for Hamilton Food Share, will go a long way to assist their ongoing efforts of creating a hunger-free community. With their new refrigerated truck, Food Share will expand their capacity to get food from producers and retailers to the people who need it most,” said Paul Miller, MPP for Hamilton East — Stoney Creek.

Hamilton Food Share is a non-profit food-bank hub that ships and receives 3.35 million pounds of food annually for 13 local food banks and hot-meal programs. Last year, 65 per cent of this food was fresh or frozen.

“As the cost of rents go up, families need more help,” said Joanne Santucci, executive director at Hamilton Food Share. “This refrigerated truck will have a tremendous impact on our ability to pick up even more wholesale donations of meat, dairy and fresh produce.”

More than 9,000 Christmas food hampers will be created for people in need this holiday season, but the need is year-round, because there are 90,950 household visits to food banks in Hamilton each year.

For more information about Hamilton Food Share and where to make donations over the holidays, see hamiltonfoodshare.org.