Once again this community stepped up and helped boom 101.9 collect 15, 310 pounds of food for St.Vincent de Paul. This event doesn’t come together without the help of so many people from the donors to the volunteers and everyone in between. There are so many people to thank but not enough space. You know who you are and we thank you a million times over.
When the day started with one bag of food it almost seemed unthinkable it would make it to the 15 thousand plus pounds we finished with. The generosity in this community never ceases to amaze us.
There were many highlights during the day from parents and their children making donations as a family to quick drive by pop in with a monetary donation. Rachel’s Kids have helped us all 4 years and came through with another $5000 this year bringing their total contribution to $20,000. Dr.Navaneelan also added an extra $1,000 cheque to the total this year through her dentistry practice. Our friends at Esca Gourmet Pizza & Bar popped in with a donation and pizza for all the volunteers over lunch and 12 year old Bennett led the food drive at St.Anne’s School and stopped in with close to 200 pounds of goods.
Our catholic high schools brought their “A” game again this year collectively bringing in 9,330 pounds of food. St.Matthew, Holy Trinity and St.Joe’s were great examples of community spirit today and you could feel their enthusiasm when they arrived and helped haul all their food into the facility. The spirit and overall good vibe was felt by all. Helping make the logistics of getting all those items to us from the schools was made easier thanks to Cornwall City Transit, Roxborough Bus Lines and Fines Home Hardware(Ingleside & Cornwall) for donating their time and vehicles.
You can scroll through our facebook page to see how things unfolded today along with a few cool mannequin challenges along the way.
Our hearts are full thanks to all those who played a part in making this effort a reality and making sure there is food on everyone’s table this Christmas and beyond.
We live in a truly amazing community.