NEWSLETTER
Winter 2020
Because of YOU
Feed the Need in Durham
Distributed
1,221,222 MEALS
to those in need in 2019.
Thank you DURHAM REGION!
UPCOMING EVENTS

Cram-A-Cruiser School Food Drive:
May 21st

Durham Business Food & Fund Drive Challenge:
June 1st - 30th

Push Against Hunger Awareness Walk:
September 22nd

Bowmanville Rotary Club's
Concert to Feed the Need:
October TBC

Durham's Empty Bowls:
November 7th
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROFILE
Realtors - Shannon Ford & Kim Turcotte
"Kim & I are thrilled to have completed our Third Annual Food Drive for Feed the Need in Durham! Having delivered over 1,500 empty grocery bags to residents' porches, we were delighted to pick up 512 bags full - equivalent to 2,265 lbs!! This is nearly double our 2017 total when we collected 1,142 lbs. and 1,492 lbs. in 2018 for a grand total to date of 4,899 lbs!! We have been overwhelmed with the response from our community, and couldn't be more proud to live, work and raise our children in and around Clarington. Being involved in helping our community speaks to both of us and our annual food drive has become something our entire families are extremely passionate about. We recognize the stress that is involved in raising a family, and believe that no one should feel the uncertainty of where their next meal will come from. As a partner, Feed the Need in Durham made absolute sense to us as they reach out to so many organizations throughout Durham region, employ incredible staff and their amazing volunteers are dedicated to helping change people's lives!!"
STAFF UPDATE
FTND recently welcomed Margo Smith to our small but mighty team! Margo wears many hats and supports all aspects of the operations including administration, outreach and communications. We thank Margo for truly being “all in” and for all her help and hard work, especially on the newsletter!
NEW VOLUNTEER PROFILE
Andy Turcotte
From supporter to volunteer to monthly donor, Andy came to us upon a referral from daughter-in-law Kim, following their 2 nd Annual Community Food Drive. Andy, recently retired from OPG and not one to sit still, jumped in feet first and has wholeheartedly embraced the FTND operation and mission. From driver, to food sorter, to order picker, to group volunteer leader, Andy loves to help out wherever he is needed. After only a short time volunteering with FTND, Andy signed up as a monthly donor and has become a strong advocate for our cause out in the community. We are so thankful for the amazing family of volunteers that bless our operations each and every week!
NEW TRUCK CAMPAIGN
It was an emotional day when our long time delivery truck was taken out of commission. This vehicle enabled our dedicated volunteers to clock tens of thousands of miles throughout Durham Region and beyond, collecting and delivering food to those who need it most in our community.


DURHAM WE NEED YOUR HELP!!


Considering a Sponsorship?
Able to make a Major Gift?
Require details on Truck Specs?

please contact:

victoria@ftnd.ca
At Feed the Need in Durham, we are so grateful for each and every donor, sponsor and supporter who believes in our cause. Every dollar raised and every item donated helps to make up the big picture that allows FTND to get food to those who face hunger.
THANK YOU!
T he 2019 Push Against Hunger Initiative inspired a Durham-Wide Municipal/Regional Food & Funds Challenge!
Together, with our amazing community at large, an astounding 37,379 pounds of food and $11,481 was raised in just 10 days!!
2019 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN
Our Durham Community generously gave love and hope to those in need this holiday season donating a phenomenal
80,186 lbs. of food + $126,179!!
The Rotary Club of Bowmanville hosted their 2 nd Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham & presented us with a cheque in the amount of $14,048.16. Funds will support distribution of approximately $98,000 worth of food to those who need a helping hand.
YOU made a HUGE difference this
Holiday Season! Thank You!

Thank you to our incredible volunteers who logged over
 13,000 hours in 2019 to help support our operations!
This is equivalent to more than 7 full-time positions!!

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