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2022/23 Holiday Food Drive

2022/23 Holiday Food Drive

Once again it is time for the HCC Holiday Food Drive

I am well aware that inflation is affecting all of us negatively and our ability to help others is being squeezed. Consider those that are in a worse financial position and have little choice but to reach out for help. It could be your neighbor, a friend, an essential care worker, or so many others. I am sure no one would tell you they are so in need. Most of us are fortunate enough to weather this storm but there is a continuing growing need by others for assistance.

The HCC has shown our members have a big heart. We have traditionally held our Food Drive in support of Neighbour 2 Neighbour Food Bank, a great organization that helps so many in many ways.

This year, our annual Food Drive will be held at our Christmas Pot Luck event. When you bring in your dish to share with us please bring something to share with others. If you can only afford a little then bring a little. If you can afford more, please bring more.

Monetary Donations are also accepted and also provide a bigger bang for your donation. For every $1 donated they can get $10 of value. It allows them to purchase items that are in short supply and increases your donation tenfold without being out of pocket yourself.

For those that are not coming to the Pot luck I encourage you to donate where you can. Grocery stores have somewhere to donate food when you are shopping. If you support a different organization please donate to them.

Monetary donations can also be made online at N2N by credit card and, by my experience in the past, a tax receipt will be emailed to you, although I am not sure at what amount a receipt is issued..    https://www.n2ncentre.com/donate/  

Food Donation Wish List

Immediate Needs

  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Canned Vegetables (corn, green or yellow beans)
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Cereal and Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Tuna / Salmon / Ham

Additional Suggestions

  • Diapers
  • Baby Food & Formula
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • 100% Juices
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried Chick Peas & Other Legumes
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Jam
  • Soups & Stews
  • Personal Care Products
  • Health Snacks