With spring now in the air and Easter fast approaching, the weather lately seems more appropriate for winter than for the joys of Easter. However we, at the North Huron Community Food Share would like to share our optimism for the upcoming spring and summer at the Food Share. I feel at times that we are always asking for your assistance in supporting the Food Share, but the fact of the matter remains that without your on-going support, we would be in dire straits.
We receive our support from many different sources. Some people express regret that they couldn’t raise more donations, but there are a lot of worthy causes out there and whatever the amount we receive, we are truly thankful. The list of clients using the Food Share has remained constant over the weeks since Christmas and although donations of food and monetary donations are still coming in, we are slowly finding that we need to purchase more food to keep our shelves full. We would be lost without the deliveries from the Exeter Food Distribution Centre every 2 to 3 weeks. We were able to purchase some Easter dinner hams to pass on to our clients. Everyone seems so appreciative of our efforts to help supplement their food supply. As I have mentioned before, we strive to give our clients healthy food choices and over the last few years, we started giving out vouchers for eggs and milk from our local stores.
A big “Thank You” needs to be also directed towards all the local food stores in the area for their support of our cause. They are very good to lets us know of up-coming specials, special pricing etc., which makes the dollars we spend go as far as possible.
I would also like to once again pass on a big “Thank You” to all the directors and volunteers of the Food Share for their willingness to step up and help out wherever needed. It would be impossible to serve our clientele as we do, without the compassion and understanding that these people possess. At this time, I would like to welcome our newest director, Jenn Moir to our board.
Thanks for your on-going support:
Gord Kaster – Chairman, North Huron Community Food Share