Cereal bowl overflows at Bishop Tonnos

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

For families struggling with job loss, providing a nutritious breakfast for their children is getting more and more difficult.

That’s why students at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School organized last week’s Fill a Cereal Bowl event in support of Neighbour to Neighbour Foodbank on the west mountain. With a giant red cereal bowl structure set up in the school’s main foyer, students responded to the challenge, contributing more than 1,000 cereal boxes at Bishop Tonnos alone. With tallies from St. Jean de Brebeuf and St. Thomas More Secondary Schools, along with Corpus Christi School and several other elementary schools, the estimated contribution to Neighbour to Neighbour was more than 2,850 cereal boxes.

“Clearly, we got it way overfilled,” said Natalie Vert, who along with her sister, Melanie, organized the event at Bishop Tonnos last week. With some help from their father, Deacon Tom at Corpus Christi School, the girls expanded their food drive to seven schools, generating a two month supply of cereal for an estimated 1,200 foodbank clients.

Neighbour to Neighbour serves Hamilton Mountain, including Ancaster. This year, executive director Denise Arkell said the social service agency has experienced a 22 per cent increase in demand over last year.

“A lot of people who come through our door are families and cereal is a staple item for breakfast,” said Ms. Arkell.

Neighbour to Neighbour is struggling to meet the demands of a slumping economy which has resulted in a greater client base and higher food prices.

Neighbour to Neighbour is also anticipating a higher demand for its Christmas hamper program. Designed to give client families a Christmas dinner, plus gifts for children, the program distributed 768 hampers last year. This year, Ms. Arkell said the program could be extended to as many as 900 families. Neighbour to Neighbour is still accepting donations for its busy fall season at its 28 Athens Street location, just west of Upper James Street and West 5th Street.

Cereal bowl overflows at Bishop Tonnos

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

For families struggling with job loss, providing a nutritious breakfast for their children is getting more and more difficult.

That’s why students at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School organized last week’s Fill a Cereal Bowl event in support of Neighbour to Neighbour Foodbank on the west mountain. With a giant red cereal bowl structure set up in the school’s main foyer, students responded to the challenge, contributing more than 1,000 cereal boxes at Bishop Tonnos alone. With tallies from St. Jean de Brebeuf and St. Thomas More Secondary Schools, along with Corpus Christi School and several other elementary schools, the estimated contribution to Neighbour to Neighbour was more than 2,850 cereal boxes.

“Clearly, we got it way overfilled,” said Natalie Vert, who along with her sister, Melanie, organized the event at Bishop Tonnos last week. With some help from their father, Deacon Tom at Corpus Christi School, the girls expanded their food drive to seven schools, generating a two month supply of cereal for an estimated 1,200 foodbank clients.

Neighbour to Neighbour serves Hamilton Mountain, including Ancaster. This year, executive director Denise Arkell said the social service agency has experienced a 22 per cent increase in demand over last year.

“A lot of people who come through our door are families and cereal is a staple item for breakfast,” said Ms. Arkell.

Neighbour to Neighbour is struggling to meet the demands of a slumping economy which has resulted in a greater client base and higher food prices.

Neighbour to Neighbour is also anticipating a higher demand for its Christmas hamper program. Designed to give client families a Christmas dinner, plus gifts for children, the program distributed 768 hampers last year. This year, Ms. Arkell said the program could be extended to as many as 900 families. Neighbour to Neighbour is still accepting donations for its busy fall season at its 28 Athens Street location, just west of Upper James Street and West 5th Street.

Cereal bowl overflows at Bishop Tonnos

News Oct 15, 2009 Ancaster News

For families struggling with job loss, providing a nutritious breakfast for their children is getting more and more difficult.

That’s why students at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School organized last week’s Fill a Cereal Bowl event in support of Neighbour to Neighbour Foodbank on the west mountain. With a giant red cereal bowl structure set up in the school’s main foyer, students responded to the challenge, contributing more than 1,000 cereal boxes at Bishop Tonnos alone. With tallies from St. Jean de Brebeuf and St. Thomas More Secondary Schools, along with Corpus Christi School and several other elementary schools, the estimated contribution to Neighbour to Neighbour was more than 2,850 cereal boxes.

“Clearly, we got it way overfilled,” said Natalie Vert, who along with her sister, Melanie, organized the event at Bishop Tonnos last week. With some help from their father, Deacon Tom at Corpus Christi School, the girls expanded their food drive to seven schools, generating a two month supply of cereal for an estimated 1,200 foodbank clients.

Neighbour to Neighbour serves Hamilton Mountain, including Ancaster. This year, executive director Denise Arkell said the social service agency has experienced a 22 per cent increase in demand over last year.

“A lot of people who come through our door are families and cereal is a staple item for breakfast,” said Ms. Arkell.

Neighbour to Neighbour is struggling to meet the demands of a slumping economy which has resulted in a greater client base and higher food prices.

Neighbour to Neighbour is also anticipating a higher demand for its Christmas hamper program. Designed to give client families a Christmas dinner, plus gifts for children, the program distributed 768 hampers last year. This year, Ms. Arkell said the program could be extended to as many as 900 families. Neighbour to Neighbour is still accepting donations for its busy fall season at its 28 Athens Street location, just west of Upper James Street and West 5th Street.