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2013 BUILD A MOUNTAIN OF FOOD

 


Original 2013 Media Release

Thursday, October 10, 2013: The Town and Country Chrysler/Lake 88.1 Radio, Build a Mountain of Food 2013 Campaign is about to launch throughout the Region. Town and Country Chrysler and Lake 88.1 Radio have joined forces to support area food banks to assist in filling food bank shelves this holiday season.

Again this year, the Build a Mountain of Food Campaign will cover 11 local towns and communities. Our food drive this year will include Perth, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Almonte, Westport, Portland, Delta, Merrickville, Athens and Elgin.

A number of food blitz days are scheduled at area grocery store locations to help Build a Mountain of Food. Town and Country Chrysler will be on hand with Dodge Grand Caravans, asking you to Ram the Van with Food to support the growing need at all of our area food banks.

As well, Lake 88.1 Radio will be airing on-going promotional announcements and live reports from all the food blitz locations, as we work together with the many food bank volunteers to gather, separate and organize the Mountain of Food donations we are expecting to receive again this year.

The statistics of usage at area food banks continue to grow. The latest report from Ontario food banks shows that the number of rural families requiring food bank assistance is increasing. Between four to five out of ten of these people are children.

Inside Ottawa Valley News Paper Article
The Perth Community Food Banks Says Thank You to Build A Mountain of Food

We want to say thank you to all involved for your continued support of our "Build a Mountain of Food Campaign"  Last year (2012) was a record breaking year. We ask again this season for your continued support in our fight against hunger.  The need for food is never greater than during the holiday season and this year is no exception.  

Last Year We Brought in 76,835 pounds of  food for area food banks along with $32,696.14 in cash. It is a true testament that together "we care" and we will fight the need!

For more information contact Hugh Colton, Town & Country Chrysler by phone 613.283.7555 or email Hugh

Build a Mountain of Food Article - Inside Ottawa Valley

 

Build a Mountain Of Food

        2013 Grand Totals:

       102,690 lbs of food

       $40,121.79 in cash

Saturday November 9th

Almonte from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at:
Patrice's Your Independent Grocer
In support of the Lanark County Food Bank

Carleton Place, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at:
Steve's Your Independent Grocer
FreshCo
Giant Tiger
In support of the Lanark County Food Bank

Week 1 Report: Wow! We couldn't have asked for a better start to the 2013 Build a Mountain of Food campaign! On behalf of all our volunteers, and the Lanark County Food Bank, we'd like to say THANK YOU! Thanks to your generosity, we collected record totals for Carleton Place and Almonte: 11,405 pounds of food and $2292.00 in cash donations! To all who donated, and to our amazing grocery partners, thank you!!


Saturday November 16th

Lanark, from 9:00 AM until noon at:
Lanark Highlands Thrift Store
In support of the Lanark Highlands Food Pantry

Perth, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at:
Barnabe's Your Independent Grocer
Brownlee's Metro
Foodsmiths
Giant Tiger
In support of the Perth and District Food Bank

Week 2 Report: Another record week! What a great way to follow up on our great start to the Build a Mountain of Food campaign. Thanks to your continued support and generosity, we had a banner week in Lanark and Perth. Lanark collected 450 pounds of food, and $3135.00 in cash donations, in only three hours! And in Perth, $4738.54 in cash, and 24,859 pounds of food! Even more amazing, our grocery partners, Barnabe's, Metro, Foodsmiths, and Giant Tiger, together donated 13,200 pounds of that total! Wow!! We are truly blessed to have such great partners and volunteers! Thank you all so much!! See you next week in Smiths Falls!


Saturday November 23rd

Smiths Falls, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at:
Andress' Your Independent Grocer
Food Basics
Garden Market
Giant Tiger
In support of the Smiths Falls and District Community Food Bank


Week 3 Report: We continue to break records for Build a Mountain of Food! To say Smiths Falls stepped up to the place would be an understatement! You not only stepped up to the plate, you knocked it out of the park! Totals for the week: 45,833 pounds of food, and 3,456.87 in cash donations, all going straight to the Smiths Falls and District Food Bank! Donations alone we're over 20,000 pounds! 2500 from Garden Market, 2750 from Giant Tiger, and 15,000(!) from Andress' YIG! W-O-W!! Thank you all so much, and see you next week in Westport and Elgin!

Saturday November 30th

Westport, from 9:00 AM until noon at:
Kudrinko's
In support of the Westport Food Bank

Elgin, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at:
Gordanier Freshmart
In support of the Elgin Food Bank


Week 4 Report: Another awesome week! The support we get from the public, our volunteers, and our grocery partners is amazing! In Westport, we collected 1,315 pounds of food, and $4,870.85 in cash, and in Elgin, we collected 990 pounds of food and $3,800 in cash! What a day!! Thank you all so much! You've made a real difference to the Westport and Elgin Food banks!!

Saturday December 7th

Portland, from 9:00 AM until noon at:
Portland Food Market
In support of the Portland Food Bank

Merrickville, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at:
Merrickville Food Market
In support of the Merrickville Food Cupboard


Week 5 Report: And the giving continues! So nice to see so many familiar faces as we rolled in to Portland and Merrickville! We've said it before, but our volunteers are the best! We collected 800 pounds of food and $2,480 in cash for the Portland Food Bank, and then off to Merrickville where we collected 450 pounds of food and $75 dollars in cash for the Merrickville Food Cupboard! All the while enjoying Christmas in Merrickville! Thank you to all of our volunteers, grocery partners, and to you, who gave generously to help Build a Mountain of Food!

Saturday December 14th

Athens, from 9:00 AM until noon at:
Freshmart
In support of the Athens Food Bank

Delta, from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at:
Delta Country Market
In support of the Delta Food Bank


Week 6 Report: We wrapped up the campaign on a high in Athens and Delta ... and in the freezing cold! However, the amazing suport warmed us up tremendously! We collected 675 pounds of food and $4,014.95 in cash for the Athens Food Bank, and then over to Delta, home of the Tractor Tire doughnut where we collected 630 pounds of food and $2,036.00 in cash for the Delta Food Bank! It's been an amazing run, and we can't thank everyone responsible enough ... the volunteers, our grocery partners, and YOU! Thank you all so much!!