Community comes through for the Food Bank - hampers will have an Easter treat in them

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

April 3rd, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

We got a very telling message this morning.

Listen in:

“ I wish I could share what I saw this morning at our Food Bank with you.

Volunteers working so hard and so fast, Line-ups at the front door, cars being loaded with deliveries, our foodbank truck making morning pickups, the phone ringing constantly.

Its about three times what we’re used to. The clients out front taking turns to speak through the window to get their additional needs met.

Front door opening only when order is ready and closing again for the next client. Our credit cards are maxed because we are ordering/purchasing so much now due to no food donations. Robin’s been trying to arrange through our bank and through Visa to increase our limits quickly. Diane and Robin keep everyone’s spirits high throughout what seems like organized mayhem.

I think though our main message to everyone is, don’t worry we’re on it. If you can’t get through on the phone it’s because we only have one line and it’s a busy time – we will definitely get back to you – leave us a message!

Burlington Food Bank – update with Robin Bailey – April 3

We’ve recently had a group of student volunteers who have been working so hard and doing an amazing job. One of our regular volunteers (Tom) has been coming in every day after closing to do a deep clean sanitize of everything and making sure everything is ready to go for the next day.

Thanks also to Dominique who has been in over-drive since the crisis began. We would like to thank the Hudson’s Bay Company and Crème de la Crème here in Burlington for donating Easter treats for all of our clients – what a nice gesture.

Even though things are changing fast and demand is up, don’t worry — we’re on it. If you need food and can’t get through on our phone it’s because we only have one line and it’s a busy time – we will definitely get back to you – please just leave us a message!

Today’s update

The Food Bank needs all the help they can get.  Donate HERE if you can – please

 

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