Youngsters deliver for Hamilton Food Share

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Anya Moisiuk proves that charitable giving knows no age restrictions.

Last year, just before her fifth birthday, Anya decided to start her own food drive for Hamilton Food Share.

This year, Anya has teamed up with 10-year-old Jared Young of Dundas to collect more food for local Hamilton families.

Known as Anya’s Food Traps, the public can donate to the campaign at Starburst Dancewear or Premier Martial Arts at 1175 Wilson St. E., Ancaster.

Jared recently asked guests to his 10th birthday party to bring along a non-perishable food item. He received a mountain of donations which will be turned over to Hamilton Food Share.

Jared’s father is running a food drive at his workplace this November, along with several other parents at Premier Martial Arts. Anya and Jared are both Premier Martial Arts students.

Last year, during a family vacation to the Caribbean, Anya saw people living in poverty in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. She asked her mother, Brandy, if she could send food to help people in need. Brandy told Anya the family doesn’t have the resources to send food overseas, but there are other people in the local community who could use help. That’s when Anya decided to start her own food drive.

“Not enough people have food to eat,” Anya said. She celebrates her sixth birthday on Dec. 22.

In lieu of birthday presents last year, Anya requested canned goods, in her Minnie Mouse-like voice. Her father works in a medical profession, so when it came time to collect at the hospital, little Anya was politely relentless. When one of the surgeons forgot his bag of food, she said, "I'll take cash." By the time last year's food drive was complete, Anya had collected 1,393 pounds of food. This year, beginning on Nov. 1, she is striving for more.

Staff members at Premier Martial Arts have offered to run a draw and to provide free passes to those who bring in canned goods or non-perishable items in support of Anya’s goal to raise more than one ton of food.

Aker Construction Canada Ltd. has volunteered to sponsor a truck rental for the delivery of all goods received for Hamilton Food Share through Anya's food drive.

Anyone interested in donating to the campaign can email anyasfooddrive@yahoo.ca and a volunteer can arrange to pick up the food items.

Youngsters deliver for Hamilton Food Share

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Anya Moisiuk proves that charitable giving knows no age restrictions.

Last year, just before her fifth birthday, Anya decided to start her own food drive for Hamilton Food Share.

This year, Anya has teamed up with 10-year-old Jared Young of Dundas to collect more food for local Hamilton families.

Known as Anya’s Food Traps, the public can donate to the campaign at Starburst Dancewear or Premier Martial Arts at 1175 Wilson St. E., Ancaster.

Jared recently asked guests to his 10th birthday party to bring along a non-perishable food item. He received a mountain of donations which will be turned over to Hamilton Food Share.

Jared’s father is running a food drive at his workplace this November, along with several other parents at Premier Martial Arts. Anya and Jared are both Premier Martial Arts students.

Last year, during a family vacation to the Caribbean, Anya saw people living in poverty in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. She asked her mother, Brandy, if she could send food to help people in need. Brandy told Anya the family doesn’t have the resources to send food overseas, but there are other people in the local community who could use help. That’s when Anya decided to start her own food drive.

“Not enough people have food to eat,” Anya said. She celebrates her sixth birthday on Dec. 22.

In lieu of birthday presents last year, Anya requested canned goods, in her Minnie Mouse-like voice. Her father works in a medical profession, so when it came time to collect at the hospital, little Anya was politely relentless. When one of the surgeons forgot his bag of food, she said, "I'll take cash." By the time last year's food drive was complete, Anya had collected 1,393 pounds of food. This year, beginning on Nov. 1, she is striving for more.

Staff members at Premier Martial Arts have offered to run a draw and to provide free passes to those who bring in canned goods or non-perishable items in support of Anya’s goal to raise more than one ton of food.

Aker Construction Canada Ltd. has volunteered to sponsor a truck rental for the delivery of all goods received for Hamilton Food Share through Anya's food drive.

Anyone interested in donating to the campaign can email anyasfooddrive@yahoo.ca and a volunteer can arrange to pick up the food items.

Youngsters deliver for Hamilton Food Share

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Anya Moisiuk proves that charitable giving knows no age restrictions.

Last year, just before her fifth birthday, Anya decided to start her own food drive for Hamilton Food Share.

This year, Anya has teamed up with 10-year-old Jared Young of Dundas to collect more food for local Hamilton families.

Known as Anya’s Food Traps, the public can donate to the campaign at Starburst Dancewear or Premier Martial Arts at 1175 Wilson St. E., Ancaster.

Jared recently asked guests to his 10th birthday party to bring along a non-perishable food item. He received a mountain of donations which will be turned over to Hamilton Food Share.

Jared’s father is running a food drive at his workplace this November, along with several other parents at Premier Martial Arts. Anya and Jared are both Premier Martial Arts students.

Last year, during a family vacation to the Caribbean, Anya saw people living in poverty in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. She asked her mother, Brandy, if she could send food to help people in need. Brandy told Anya the family doesn’t have the resources to send food overseas, but there are other people in the local community who could use help. That’s when Anya decided to start her own food drive.

“Not enough people have food to eat,” Anya said. She celebrates her sixth birthday on Dec. 22.

In lieu of birthday presents last year, Anya requested canned goods, in her Minnie Mouse-like voice. Her father works in a medical profession, so when it came time to collect at the hospital, little Anya was politely relentless. When one of the surgeons forgot his bag of food, she said, "I'll take cash." By the time last year's food drive was complete, Anya had collected 1,393 pounds of food. This year, beginning on Nov. 1, she is striving for more.

Staff members at Premier Martial Arts have offered to run a draw and to provide free passes to those who bring in canned goods or non-perishable items in support of Anya’s goal to raise more than one ton of food.

Aker Construction Canada Ltd. has volunteered to sponsor a truck rental for the delivery of all goods received for Hamilton Food Share through Anya's food drive.

Anyone interested in donating to the campaign can email anyasfooddrive@yahoo.ca and a volunteer can arrange to pick up the food items.