4th Annual SavourVaughan Thanksgiving Food Drive
Launches Saturday, October 2nd, 2010
For Immediate Release: (Vaughan, ON) The 4th Annual SavourVaughan Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Vaughan Food Bank will kick off at Fortinos on Hwy 7 and Ansley Grove Road on Saturday, October 2nd 2010 from 11am to 3pm sponsored by Fortinos, Woodbridge, the Vaughan Fire Rescue, and proudly supported by The Knights of Columbus St. Peter's Council in Woodbridge.
SavourVaughan organizers have once again issued a “Friendly City Challenge” to local businesses, neighbourhoods and City Wards to “reach out and lend a helping hand” this year. The “Cash and Can City Challenge” encourages local communities, corporate businesses and Wards in the City to work together for a common goal.
Co-Organizer Elvira Caria says “The food drive is the hallmark of SavourVaughan’s tradition of community service. Today, people in our own neighbourhoods need our support to make ends meet in these economic times. Each and every family deserves a great Thanksgiving meal and collectively as a community we can help ensure that this happens.”
Organizers are urging neighbourhoods to get together, donate a can or two and help make a difference. The Challenge is also a call to action to local businesses to encourage their employees to bring a can to work during this time and present the “cans and cash” during the Food Drive.
Local Councillors and Political Candidates are also being urged to take 5 minutes out of their busy election schedules to reflect on those less needy in our community, and to take action by donating to this worthy cause.
The Food Drive kicks into high gear Saturday, October 2nd at Fortinos, Woodbridge where everyone is invited to join the Vaughan Fire Rescue and the Knights of Columbus for a fun filled day of food and activities along with prizes. The Knights will be on hand to collect donations and serve up delicious treats.
People who do not have time to attend the Food Drive on October 2nd are still encouraged to participate. All information including a donation form is available online at www.savouryorkregion.com .
For more information, contact: Elvira Caria or Nadia Cerelli-Fiore SavourYork Region Restaurant Week 416-843-1778 [email protected]
Funding for the Vaughan Food Bank is supported by contributions from various corporations, individuals and the Pennywise Thrift Store. These funds go directly to the day to day operations of the Food Bank to ensure all families and individuals in need of assistance are taken care of. There is no monetary support from municipal, provincial or federal governments.