Dundas food drive doubled cash donations

News Oct 09, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Dundas Salvation Army family services food bank doubled the amount of cash donations received during its annual fall food drive last month.

Program manager Karen Sobierajski said hundreds of volunteers collected about 14,000 pounds of food and almost $6,000 in cash on Sept. 28. That’s about the same amount of food and double the money collected last year.

“We can certainly put that to good use,” Sobierajski said, explaining food bank staff will purchase items that weren’t donated, at wholesale prices — allowing the money to go further than a food donation would.

But the biggest point for her was the support of local volunteers, and Dundas Community Services which organized the routes and volunteers.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” Sobierajski said. “I want to thank everybody that came out — the Lions Club, the Lioness Club …. we had 10 employees from Best Buy … Dundas Community Services was great.”

Heading into the winter holiday season is a particularly busy time for the food bank. It is also currently accepting donations of new toys for children up to age 16. Clients will have opportunities to choose items for their families on Dec. 10 and 11. There’s a particular need for gifts for teens.

Dundas food drive doubled cash donations

Money goes a long way to buying wholesale food

News Oct 09, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Dundas Salvation Army family services food bank doubled the amount of cash donations received during its annual fall food drive last month.

Program manager Karen Sobierajski said hundreds of volunteers collected about 14,000 pounds of food and almost $6,000 in cash on Sept. 28. That’s about the same amount of food and double the money collected last year.

“We can certainly put that to good use,” Sobierajski said, explaining food bank staff will purchase items that weren’t donated, at wholesale prices — allowing the money to go further than a food donation would.

But the biggest point for her was the support of local volunteers, and Dundas Community Services which organized the routes and volunteers.

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“It was absolutely fantastic,” Sobierajski said. “I want to thank everybody that came out — the Lions Club, the Lioness Club …. we had 10 employees from Best Buy … Dundas Community Services was great.”

Heading into the winter holiday season is a particularly busy time for the food bank. It is also currently accepting donations of new toys for children up to age 16. Clients will have opportunities to choose items for their families on Dec. 10 and 11. There’s a particular need for gifts for teens.

Dundas food drive doubled cash donations

Money goes a long way to buying wholesale food

News Oct 09, 2019 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Dundas Salvation Army family services food bank doubled the amount of cash donations received during its annual fall food drive last month.

Program manager Karen Sobierajski said hundreds of volunteers collected about 14,000 pounds of food and almost $6,000 in cash on Sept. 28. That’s about the same amount of food and double the money collected last year.

“We can certainly put that to good use,” Sobierajski said, explaining food bank staff will purchase items that weren’t donated, at wholesale prices — allowing the money to go further than a food donation would.

But the biggest point for her was the support of local volunteers, and Dundas Community Services which organized the routes and volunteers.

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“It was absolutely fantastic,” Sobierajski said. “I want to thank everybody that came out — the Lions Club, the Lioness Club …. we had 10 employees from Best Buy … Dundas Community Services was great.”

Heading into the winter holiday season is a particularly busy time for the food bank. It is also currently accepting donations of new toys for children up to age 16. Clients will have opportunities to choose items for their families on Dec. 10 and 11. There’s a particular need for gifts for teens.