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There’s always a lot happening at Community Food Share. 

Fill-a-Bag Food Drive 2020

When

Bag Drop-off: May, 2nd
Bag Pick-up:  May 9th

Where

Villages across Dundas and Stormont County (specific areas TBA, depending on availability of volunteers)

​Each year, we ask everyone in our community to come together to make a difference and help us stock our shelves so that none of our neighbours go hungry this summer.

Last year, the Fill-a-Bag Food Drive collected over 17,000 lbs of food!

Here’s how simple it is to ensure none of our neighbours went hungry during the Summer::

  • On Weekend #1: Volunteers deliver an empty bag to your door

  • Throughout the Week: You filled the bag with food and left it on your front porch.

  • On Weekend #2: Volunteers pick up your donations!

Volunteers Wanted!

  • On week 1, you and your team will leave an empty bag on the front porch or in the mail box of each residence. This step will take about an hour.

  • On week 2, between 1 and 3 pm you and your team will return to pick up the food donations. This step will take no more than a couple of hours.

  • Your team will then drop off all donations at a central location.

To register teams, or if you have any questions, contact Jane at admin@communityfoodshare.ca or
(613) 898-0781.

 

I Didn’t Get a Bag

If the weekend has come and gone, but nobody dropped a bag off at your door, please email admin@communityfoodshare.ca or call any of our locations. A volunteer will be happy to come by and drop off a bag.

 

Nobody Picked Up My Bag

If no one has picked up your bag by 4 pm, please call 613-898-0781. We’ll arrange for a volunteer to pick-up your bag.

Empty Bowls 2020

When

Saturday, February 8th, 2020
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Where

Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church (12436 Cty Rd. 18)

Another Year, Another Sell-Out!

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed Empty Bowls this year. The bowls were incredible and the foot was delicious!!

150 people joined us for a hot lunch while supporting Community Food Share and bring home a unique piece of art at the same time. Your ticket includes soup served in a handcrafted bowl (which you get to keep), bread and refreshments.

2020 Winter Cash Calendar

It’s back! Community Food Share’s Cash Calendar gives you the chance to start off the new year with some extra cash in your pocket.

Visit local stores or get in touch with a board member throughout December to purchase your $10 raffle ticket. A winner will be drawn every day in January. If you win, your name goes back into the pot, so you can keep winning all month long!

Licence #M833814

Winners

Date
Amount
Ticket #
Winner
January 1, 2020$1,000.00209Krista Gruetzner
January 2, 2020$75.0061Steve Barkley
January 3, 2020$75.0052Kim Hunton
January 4, 2020$250.00870Rolly Doucet
January 5, 2020$75.00654Kevin Robertson
January 6, 2020$250.00236Mike Simzer
January 7, 2020$75.001024Carol & Marty Lavigne
January 8, 2020$75.00654Kevin Robertson
January 9, 2020$75.00131Matthew Coumont
January 10, 2020$25.00930Chris Peasey
January 11, 2020$100.00870Rolly Doucet
January 12, 2020$500.00829Bonnie Haner
January 13, 2020$100.00543Natasha St-Jean
January 14, 2020$50.00347Vivian Bylsma
January 15, 2020$150.001185Shawn Lavigne
January 16, 2020$75.00734Josée Landry
January 17, 2020$75.00335Norene Hyatt Gervais
January 18, 2020$250.00579Carol Beckstead
January 19, 2020$75.00993Erma Licarte
January 20, 2020$100.0089Sherrie Orendi
January 21, 2020$50.00253Ken Shay
January 22, 2020$250.001126Diane Champagne
January 23, 2020$500.001059Chris Gibson
January 24, 2020$75.00635Helen Picard
January 25, 2020$250.00348Bob Armstrong
January 26, 2020$25.001070Julie Sloan-Fawcett
January 27, 2020$100.00738Joy Zaczyk
January 28, 2020$50.001191Jake Cinnamon
January 29, 2020$100.001076Scott Curran
January 30, 2020$75.00311Brenda Millard
January 31, 2020$200.00313Sandie Decker
February 15, 2020$500 BMR Gift CardSpencer Corkery

Holiday Train 2019

When

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
2:30pm to 3:15pm

Where

Tracks adjacent to James Street between Williams Street & George Street

Community Food Share was proud to once again present the CP Holiday Train’s stop in Finch. Packed with entertainment, activities and treats, this free event is a Christmas tradition for families across the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry region.

Once again this year, admission was free and healthy food and cash donations for Community Food Share were accepted. We’re grateful to have receved nearly $2,000 in cash donations, over 900lbs of food, plus an additional $4,000 donation from CP Rail. Thank you once again to all those joined us.

 

OPP Stuff the Cruiser Food Drive 2019

When

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Where

Winchester Foodland, Laura’s Valumart (Morrisburg), Mike Deans Super Food Store (Chesterville)

People stopped by Dundas County grocery stores in droves on Saturday, November 16th. The OPP took place from 9am to 2pm, taking food and cash donations in support of Community Food Share.  In total, the food drive brought in more than 1600lbs of food, as well as close to $1000 in cash and gift cards. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Italian Night

When

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Where

Cup of Jo’s, Winchester

Cup of Jo’s for Italian Night in October and the response was incredible. Limited tickets were available for this 7 course dinner with two seatings at 5:30pm and 8:00pm. All proceeds went to Community Food Share!

Community Food Share names new Team Leader

Winchester, ON – The Community Food Share (CFS) of Dundas County and North Stormont Township has hired Jane Schoones of Russell as their organization’s new Team Leader.

Community Food Share is a registered charity that helps fight hunger by distributing food and sundries from two food banks in Winchester and Morrisburg as well as food cupboards in Finch and Crysler.

Each location is staffed by a food-client coordinator with a number of volunteers assisting on each shift. The locations in Winchester and Morrisburg are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Finch has a one-day-a-week food cupboard open on Thursday and the Crysler food cupboard serves clients in North Stormont twice-a-month on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

Additionally, CFS advocates for their clients’ access to basic entitlements, services and offers programs that support nutritional awareness.

“The Dundas and Stormont Community Food Share serves a very large community,” says Jane Schoones, CFS Team Leader. “We provide food, using the client choice model, to approximately 336 households every month, representing nearly 1000 individuals – including more than 375 children.”

Ms. Schoones has taken on this new role after 30 years as an Educational Assistant at Metcalfe Public School.  This second career move fulfils her long-time passion for community service and fundraising.

“The Community Food Share is a remarkable organization and I am looking forward to doing my best to take it to the next level in serving our communities in Dundas and North Stormont,” says Ms. Schoones.

Since its establishment in 1992, the Community Food Share distributes emergency food aid to the residents in need. The food is provided through generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the community. Many corporate donors provide food that was not sold due to over-production or that has slightly damaged packaging.

Monetary donations are used to purchase specific food items that help balance the nutritional value of the food distributed to those in need. Toiletries and baby items are also in high demand.

For more information on the Community Food Share visit www.communityfoodshare.ca or friend them on Facebook.

For more information contact:

Jane Schoones, Community Food Share Team Leader
Phone: 613-898-0781
Email: admin@communityfoodshare.ca

Fill-a-Bag Food Drive 2019

When

Saturday, May 4th to Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Where

Your House!

Each year, we ask everyone in our community to come together to make a difference and help us stock our shelves so that none of our neighbours go hungry this summer.

The Fill-a-Bag Food Drive collected over 17,000 lbs of food!

Here’s how simple it was to ensure none of our neighbours went hungry during the Summer::

  • On May 4th: Volunteers delivered an empty bag to your door

  • Throughout the Week: You filled the bag with food and left it on your front porch.

  • On May 11th: Volunteers picked up your donations!

Volunteers Wanted for 2020!

  • On week 1, you and your team will leave an empty bag on the front porch or in the mail box of each residence. This step will take about an hour.

  • On week 2, between 1 and 3 pm you and your team will return to pick up the food donations. This step will take no more than a couple of hours.

  • Your team will then drop off all donations at a central location.

To register teams, or if you have any questions, contact Jane at admin@communityfoodshare.ca or
(613) 898-0781.

 

I Didn’t Get a Bag

If the weekend has come and gone, but nobody dropped a bag off at your door, please email admin@communityfoodshare.ca or call any of our locations. A volunteer will be happy to come by and drop off a bag.

 

Nobody Picked Up My Bag

If no one has picked up your bag by 4 pm, please call 613-898-0781. We’ll arrange for a volunteer to pick-up your bag.