It is during moments of crisis and despair that as a community of faith, we come together to show kindness, care and solidarity. During this period of school and work closures, more families than ever before are in need of the Vaughan Food Bank’s services.
In prior times, the Vaughan Food Bank would support 200 families per month with a 10-day supply of food. In the first three weeks of the closures due to Covid-19, 1,000 families have lined up to receive pre-packed boxes outside of the Vaughan Food Bank’s doors. Unfortunately, the number of families requiring support is consistently increasing.
As a response to this critical situation, school communities across the York Catholic District School Board are coming together to support. Collection bins will be placed at the front doors of neighbouring schools and monitored by school cameras for safety purposes.
Families are encouraged to take a walk to their closest school and place a bag of food and/or personal hygiene items in the Food Bank Bins.
When: Thursday 21, 2020 , Time: Approximately 10 am – 7 pm
|St. Anne CES-Richmond Hill||105 Don Head Village Blvd, Richmond Hill||Thurs. May 21|
|St. Joseph RH||301 Roney Ave, Richmond Hill||Thurs. May 21|
|Christ the King||329 Valleymede Dr, Richmond Hill||Thurs. May 21|
|Our Lady Help of Christians||275 Redstone Rd, Richmond Hill||Thurs. May 21|
Please ensure that you maintain social distancing at all times to ensure your personal well being.
Kindly note that all bins will be held in a 5-day quarantine by the Vaughan Food Bank prior to being handled by their volunteers.
- Any canned or dry food items eg. Canned fruit, vegetables, rice, cereal, and so on
- Soap, shampoo, and so on
Items Not Required:
- Baby Food and Pasta as these items have been donated in bulk by various food producers
Thank you all for your continued support and generosity as we are all truly in this together!
Diana Carbone, Principal