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Empty Bowls

Join us on Sunday, November 17th, 2019 for our EMPTY BOWLS fundraiser!
– Choose a unique handcrafted bowl
– Fill it with your selection of gourmet soup
– Grab a fresh bun and dessert
– Take home your one-of-a-kind bowl

We have two different ticket options this year:
• $30 includes meal and handcrafted bowl
• $10 includes meal

Lunch will be served between 12:00PM & 1:30PM at Trinity Anglican Church (105 Second Street W, Cornwall).

This year, we have 7 chefs signed up to create delicious soups!

Tickets are available at our New For You thrift store (40 Fifth Street W).

All proceeds to the Agapè Centre.

Amazing Success at our First Annual Spring Fling!

Our 1st Annual SPRING FLING 50s & 60s DANCE & LIVE AUCTION TO END HUNGER was soooo much fun!!

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 – 8PM-1AM
at the Agora Catholic Centre (formerly Nativity Hall)

There was live music by AM/FM Band, a live auction by Peter Ross, a $500 cash draw, door prizes, spot dances, and a midnight lunch.

Tickets were $15 and were purchased at our New For You Thrift Store, The Pop Shoppe or by calling 613-938-9297, ext. 125

If you missed it this year, you can join us next year!!!

All proceeds to support the Agapè Centre

Empty Bowls 2018

Tickets on Sale Now! Only $30

This year’s event for Empty Bowls will be held at Paroisse Ste-Thérèse Parish On November 18, 2018.

Join us as we serve up some delicious soups in our local one-of-a-kind pottery bowls. Try as many soups as you can handle and you get to keep the bowl!

Another great way to support our local potters who donated their art for our cause against hunger! Together we can end hunger, one bowl at a time!

Thank you Ann Marlin and all pottery artists for your support!

Remember to bring some cash to the event. We will have some great prizes to be won as well as our Holiday Gift Card Treasure Trove raffle tickets will be available.

BECOME A HUNGER HERO!

You don’t need superpowers to be a superhero.

Every day the Agapè Centre serves a hot lunch to 100 or more hungry people in our community. For some, it’s their only hot meal of the day.

You can be a Hunger Hero by sponsoring that one meal.

Are your spidey senses tingling?

Assemble your team (capes optional). You can also choose to volunteer for the day in the community kitchen, helping to prepare and serve your sponsored meal.

This opportunity is a minimal time commitment and low cost, with big benefits for you and your business.

Minimal time commitment:

  • One weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (if you choose to help prepare and serve). If you want to sponsor without volunteering, than all it will take is the time it takes to write a cheque, or call us with details.

Low cost:

  • It will only cost your group $200 to fund a lunch that will feed 100-140 people. The Agapè Centre’s cook will plan the meal, and everything your team needs will be purchased for you.

Shazam! Benefits for your business:

  • You will be thanked on our Facebook page on the day that you sponsor (with a picture of your group);
  • You will be featured on our website as a Hunger Hero during the month your group sponsors the meal;
  • A “Thank you to our Hunger Hero…” poster with details about your business will be posted for the week on the bulletin board in the reception area as well as in our volunteer and staff break room;
  • A thank you poster will be posted in the dining room on the day your group sponsors the meal;
  • Your colleagues will not soon forget this enriching, empowering, and fun team-building activity;
  • You will feel like a superhero. You will see the tangible results of your day, feeding more than 100 people who otherwise may have gone without.

This exclusive opportunity which can have a direct impact on people in need in our community is limited to 4 Hunger Hero groups per month – only one each week. 

To read more about what you can expect, take a look a the Kitchen Process document.

We are available to answer any of your questions or concerns, and would be happy to meet with you.

New Date-Kickin’ Hunger Soccer Golf Fundraiser

Do you want to have fun while making a difference? Join us on September 23rd for our first annual “KICKIN’ HUNGER” soccer golf fundraiser at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club. It’s easy! Gather a team of 4 to 6 friends, colleagues, family members or sport mates. Name and register your team and obtain a kick off time by calling 613-938-9297 ext. 25 or 27 or emailing info@agapecentre.ca. Collect pledges and come out to have some fun. Lots of great prizes to be won. Register today and help us make sure that no man, woman or child goes hungry this summer!

Euchre Night Fundraiser

Come and join us for a fun night of Euchre.  No partner required. There is a prize for the winner with the most points. Only $25 and includes your meal! Contact Johanne Couture at jcouture@agapecentre.ca or by calling 613-938-9297, ext. 27 to register.

Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner

Do you like a good mystery? Do you like not having to cook dinner on a Friday night? If you answered yes, the Agapè has a wonderful event for you.  Join us on Friday, June 23rd at 6:00pm at the Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre for our Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner. Tickets are $60/each and are available at Scotiabank and the Agapè Centre. It promises to be an evening filled with fun, laughter and suspense!

Empty Bowls: A new fundraiser for Agapè

The idea behind the event is that after sharing a meal, everyone will go home with a beautiful but empty pottery bowl – serving as a reminder of those in our community who go hungry. We are bringing the popular fundraiser to Cornwall for the first time.

Date: Sunday November 13
Location: upstairs at the Agapè Centre
Time: Three sittings: 11am, 12pm and 1pm
Tickets: $30 for sale at Scotiabank (690 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall)

Event-goers get to choose a unique handcrafter bowl, fill it with gourmet soup by local chefs paired with a fresh bun and apple crisp for dessert. After sitting and eating the meal with friends, each guest takes home their one-of-a-kind bowl, all for a $30 ticket.

 

Click here for more details

Join the Facebook event at: www.facebook.com/centreagapecenter/events

BDO Cornwall collects 2,580 lbs of food

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In just 5 hours, the staff from BDO Cornwall collected 2,580 lbs of food and over $800 in cash and President’s Choice gift cards.

The crew stood outside the doors of Your Independent Grocer on a busy Friday afternoon and evening.

 

 

Half of the group invited people on the way in to the store to add some much needed items to their carts for the local food bank. The other half happily collected the generous donations at the exit doors.

We are so grateful to the staff at BDO for choosing to help our food bank. Every year they host a food drive – and each year event more bountiful than the last!bdo5bdo4

Hunger Awareness Week: Sept 19-23

For one week, food banks and their supporters across this bountiful country are using their collective voice to amplify the message: yes, hunger lives here in Canada – in our cities, villages, counties, and in our neighbourhoods.

Hunger Awareness Week raises awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. Food banks across the country hold events to tell the story of the work they do, and the stories of hungry Canadians assisted by food banks.

There is hunger in Canada

Food banks have been helping more than 800,000 people each and every month for the better part of the past 15 years. In 2015, over 850,000 people were assisted each month by a food bank in Canada. Of those helped, 37% were children and 90,000 turned to a food bank for the first time. Locally, the Agape Centre helps more than 1,200 people a month through the food bank, and serves a nutritious and delicious meal to more than 100 people every weekday.

There is hunger in Canada because…

Too many Canadians do not have enough income to pay for rent, bills, clothing for growing children, transportation, medication – and food. Food is, unfortunately, one of the most flexible household expenses, and it is often nutrition that suffers when money is tight.

It’s Time to Draw the Line on Hunger

Hunger in Canada is a significant issue. Which is why it’s so critical to dedicate a week to talk about it and work together to make a change. Hunger Awareness Week, September 19-23, 2016 is a week for communities and individuals across Canada to take action in reducing hunger. You can draw the line on hunger and make a positive difference.

Who uses a food bank?

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians use food banks because they do not have enough money to feed themselves or their families. Children. Seniors. People with disabilities. People who have jobs and still can’t make ends meet.

Learn more about Hunger Awareness Week.

To help our food bank, please consider donating President’s Choice gift cards so that we can purchase healthy and fresh foods.