In just 3 days, residents of the apartment building collected 92 items for the Agapè Centre’s food bank.
The initiative was spearheaded by Vicky Farthing, who volunteers weekly at the centre providing help with administrative tasks.
On May 7, she tried her hand at volunteering in the food bank, and was moved by the amount of food that is distributed each day and the lack of school snacks on the shelves for children.
“I just saw that the food bank had a need for families and I put the call out,” said Vicky.
On Thursday night Vicky put a notice for a food drive in the lobby of the apartment complex where she lives, asking for specific items. She dropped off the donation on Monday May 11.
“I’m overwhelmed by the response of people in my building. Four of the women actually went out and specifically shopped for this,” she said. “It was beyond my expectations.”
The collection filled two large containers, and included items like school snacks, juice boxes, cereal, peanut butter and canned veggies.
“We’re so grateful for the generosity of people in our community, and for people like Vicky who do something when they see a need,” said Johanne Gauthier, operations manager.
Thank you to our friends at 600 Glengarry Blvd who are helping to feed the more than 1000 men, women and children in Cornwall who face hunger every day.