Bringing Food to Low-Income Communities During the Pandemic.
During the summer of 2020, we raised money for small community food banks and centres in Ontario who desperately needed supplies to feed people in need. 100% of funds donated were directed towards community food programs in the Hamilton and London area. Due to your generous support, we were able to raise over $3,500 in just two weeks (one in April and one in May) online.
raised in two separate weeks in April and May 2020
pounds of food purchased and given to individuals and families in Hamilton, Ontario after Round 1
households given food boxes in London, Ontario after Round 2
The Need During the Start of the Pandemic
Time until small food banks’ emergency food stocks would run out
Drop in donations for food banks since the start of the crisis
More people are in need of a food bank, while volunteering declines
Round 1 (March 27-April 3, 2020): Hamilton, Ontario
We raised $1,524.85 in one week from March 27 to April 3, which we used to purchase 997 pounds of food wholesale at a discount from the local Walmart. We personally delivered the food supplies on April 5 to the Neighbour 2 Neighbour community food bank in Hamilton, where it was distributed to low-income individuals and families struggling during the pandemic.
Over 3,500 people use the Neighbour 2 Neighbour Food Centre each month.
Round 2 (May 6-May 13, 2020): London, Ontario
We raised $2,041.40 during this round of fundraising, surpassing our previous round’s total. We worked with Life*Spin to purchase food boxes from local producers for over 50 families in London, Ontario. Our team personally delivered the food boxes to apartments, townhouses, and homes all over the city on Victoria Day. Check out the boxes just before we delivered them!
We want to especially thank the Ivey HBA Association at Western University for their partnership during this round of fundraising.
We would like to sincerely thank our donors, who have made the impact of our fundraising initiatives possible.
Our COVID-19 Response Fundraiser Donors:
The Ivey HBA Association at Western University
Si Ran Wang
We would also like to thank the donors who we did not get a chance to learn the names of—those that donated spontaneously as our team transported food inventories from the grocery stores to the food bank, and to those that donated anonymously.