Finance staff at education centre donate food hampers

SEAFORTH – It has become an annual tradition for the finance department at the Avon Maitland Education Centre in Seaforth: Instead of exchanging gifts with each other, they donate to the Seaforth and District Food Bank.

They added a couple of new members to the team this year and welcomed some cash donations, resulting in a 33 per cent increase in the number of food hampers they were able to provide to the local food bank.

As a result, the food collected will be enough to provide 480 meals over five days during the holiday period. It was also a team building activity as they worked together to collect the food products and make the hampers.

According to the folks at the Seaforth and District Food Bank, the National Hungercount conducted this year found that nearly 900,000 Canadian turn to food banks. In Ontario, that number is 413,000. In rural communities across the province, nearly 40 per cent of food bank users are children.

As access to community support becomes more challenging, the needs of our rural communities have become an increasing concern. This will be further challenged in 2013 with an anticipated three- to six-per-cent rise in food prices.

The generosity of the community will help the food banks ease the strain during this holiday season.

Written by on December 13, 2012 in Huron East, Seaforth - 1 Comment

One Comment on "Finance staff at education centre donate food hampers"

  1. Paul Carroll December 14, 2012 at 9:52 am · Reply

    Way to go gang! ;)

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