Muskoka Oldtimers Fall Food Drive for Manna

Volunteers ask Bracebridge residents to set non-perishable food donations outside front door

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Bracebridge) – September 12, 2016 —The Muskoka Oldtimers Hockey Club is gearing up for its 2016 Fall Food Drive for Manna, taking place on Tuesday October 4th.

On the Tuesday evening before Thanksgiving every year for almost as long as the Muskoka Oldtimers and Manna have been in existence, dozens of volunteers have gone door-to-door all over Bracebridge and collected non-perishable food donations for Manna, and dozens more gather at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds to unload, sort and pack it.

Once again the Oldtimers are asking everyone to gather up their household’s food donations and put them in a bag on their front porch by 5:30. Please leave your porch light on.

School snacks, canned fruit, vegetables and fish, dried pasta and sauce, peanut butter, breakfast cereal, crackers and flour are always in high demand.

While the community is always very generous in both its giving and signing up to participate, the Oldtimers are always on the lookout for volunteers to collect food and to help sort it at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds. “Should you know anyone who might be interested in joining us, please let us know,” says organizer Rob Fraser. “We can never have too many volunteers!”

This is the most important food-raiser of the year for the Manna Food Bank, so please give generously. Manna also gratefully accepts monetary donations. Manna is a registered charity and tax receipts are issued for cheques.

The goal this year is to match previous years by collecting in excess of 13,000 lbs of food and $3,000 in cash and cheques.

Please call 705-646-0114 or email info@mannafoodbank.ca for more information or to volunteer. They cover most of the town but some streets do get missed, so give us a call if you are missed that evening.

A big thank you to 100+ volunteers who make this event happen, and to all of those who can spare a bit for Manna.

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Volunteers unload donated food from a vehicle at the FairgroundsFood is sorted and then sent to MannaVolunteers come out from across the community

 

Contact:

Sam Robinson
President
Manna Food Bank
daryl.robinson@sympatico.ca
705-646-2443