Give back this holiday season
his is one of the busiest times of the year, but you can still give back without having to give up much or any of your time.
Here are a few ways you can help others:
1. Eat in the food court this week
From now until this Friday, December 4th, First Canadian Place at 100 King. St. W. will donate 10% of Food Terrace sales up to $25,000 to the Regent Park Comminuty Food Centre and Community Food Centres Canada.
2. Volunteer for a few hours
There are many food banks and community centres that need help especially at this time of year, including Project Engagement: Annual Christmas Food Basket event. And you don't have to give up an entire day. A few hours can make a real difference.
Donating takes no time at all. You can fill up a bag of canned and boxed goods to take to your local grocery store or many have them ready to purchase for around $10.
You can also donate directly to places such as The Daily Bread Food Bank, whichdistributes over 8.6 million pounds of food a year to individuals and families who are struggling with hunger in our communities. Through over 142 member agencies and 200 food programs, they distribute 58,000 hamper boxes a month. All donations of $10 and up receive a tax receipt.
There are many more ways to help those that need it more. We'll have more coverage throughout the month.