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London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive


Londoners donate 47,025 pounds as part of the 21st annual London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive

The London Food Bank now has 47,025 lbs of additional food on its shelves thanks to the generosity of Londoners. This is an 8% increase over the amount collected in 2016 (43,430 lbs). Visit our Facebook page for stories and photos from 2017's campaign.

The London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive is timed to help stock the shelves of the Food Bank as it heads into the summer months which is traditionally a slower period for food donations. The need carries throughout the summer. New this year, the Plant a Row-Grow a Row program was introduced, and so far 60 families have signed up to grow a row of produce that will be donated to the Food Bank at harvest time. This number exceeded the target of 50 families in the first year.

“For the first half of 2017, an average of 3,550 families are using the Food Bank on a monthly basis and the new amount of food donations will go a long way to supporting families during the summer months ahead,” said Jane Roy, Co-Executive Director of the London Food Bank. “The Food Bank wishes to acknowledge the tremendous generosity of Londoners during this food drive and to those that signed up for the new Grow-a-Row program. Sign-up will carry on over the summer months at londonfoodbank.ca.”

After 21 years, the running total for one of Canada's most unique food drives has now passed the 1.3 million pound mark.

The London Food Bank and City of London extend a big thank you to the following corporate and media partners for their thoughtful support and generosity to the London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive:

Corporate Partners:

Allstate Insurance (Westmount Branch)

Amway

Budweiser Gardens

CCNL (Christian Churches Network of London)

Child & Youth Network

City of London

Covent Garden Market

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Express Employment Professionals

Food is Food

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes

Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario

IBM London

Labatt Breweries

Joe Kool’s Restaurant

London Fire Department

London Food Bank

Middlesex-London Food Policy Council

Miller Waste Systems

Plant a Row Grow a Row

Sifton Properties

The Hood Archery Games

TRY Recycling Inc.

2CG Consulting

When is Garbage Day.Com

Your Neighbourhood Grocery Store

 

Media Partners:           

102.3 Jack FM

AM980  

BX93

County 104 FM

FM96

Free 98.1 FM

Fresh Radio103.1

1290 CJBK

Virgin Radio97.5 FM

CTV

Our London

Londoner

Rogers TV

Scene

The London Free Press

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