Ancaster Community Food Drive on February 23, News (Ancaster Minor Hockey)

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Ancaster Community Food Drive on February 23
Submitted By AMHL on Sunday, February 10, 2013
The 21st annual Ancaster Community Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, February 23. Help us celebrate 21 years of raising funds and food for our local community We have raised 1,120,500 pounds of food and over $57,000 in the 20 years we have been recording totals.

What is the Food Drive?
Door to door blitz of Ancaster homes to collect non-perishable food.

Initiated by the vision of the Ancaster Ministerial Association and with support of all citizens, businesses, schools and community agencies.

All donations to be delivered to Hamilton’s major food agencies.

Neighbour to Neighbour                      The Salvation Army
Greater Hamilton Food Share             St. Matthew’s House
Mission Services of Hamilton             Wesley Urban Ministries
Good Shepherd Centre                         Ancaster Community Services & Information

Saturday Feb. 16, 2013  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – distribute flyers
Friday Feb. 22, 2013  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Pack donations Parish Hall
Saturday Feb. 23, 2013  9:00 a.m. to 2:00  - collect donations
Monday Feb 25, 2013  8 a.m. to 2:00 pick up by agencies of donated food

St. John’s Anglican Church, Parish Hall, 37 Halson St
From there, 400+ volunteers will head out door to door throughout Ancaster.

On Saturday February 16th volunteers will go door-to-door delivering flyers announcing the Food Drive.  Media attention will be organized for the  following week.

On Friday February 22nd, Food will be picked up at schools and from donors and the facility will be set up.

6 P.M. High School students are welcome to come and pack donations at the Parish Hall.

On Saturday February 23rd volunteers return door to door to collect donations.

We collected 81,00 pounds of food + $7000 from the 2012 drive.  The collection will take about 2 – 3 hours with most “routes” producing an overflowing trunk-load of food.  Due to safety concerns, Youth under the age of 14 are welcomed to help outside but not on the floor.

Two shifts: 9 – 12 and 12 – 3

Over 80,000 pounds of food was collected last year a record in our 20 years of running this food drive but volunteers are needed, especially to donate and collect food.  We urgently need volunteers to load up the trucks on Monday Feb 25th  8 a.m. when the food goes to the Food Banks. The need is great and together we can make this a successful effort.

Public to contact:
Ancaster Community Servicess: 905-648-6675 or [email protected]

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