Our local food bank has seen a huge increase in need this year—almost quadrupling from 650 visits a month to 2,500. For 31 years, the Weston Park Baptist Church has been a big supporter.
This year, the “food distribution will be very important to families but must be done in a very different way”, so the church is hoping to raise $10,000 to deliver hampers of food and personal-care products this holiday season.
The church will also be collecting non-perishables between November 30 and December 5 at the UPX station, and again at the church on December 7.
All the food collected will go to Weston Area Emergency Support, our local food bank, and donating couldn’t be easier: just tell them you’ll be leaving some food on your porch or outside your door on December 5.
The TTC , the LEF, and 12 Division police are teaming up to collect gently-used coats for people in need. If you have some, you can bring them by the Weston King Neighbourhood Centre Tuesday through Saturday from 8 AM-3 PM.
Money is always welcome, too, and the money goes far. $10 will buy a new coat. The easiest way to donate money is at supercoffee in Mount Dennis, but you can also find e-transfer and mail details in Frances Nunziata’s email circular.