Editor, The Times:
The ‘Kraft Food for Families’ is a fundraiser for food banks throughout Canada.
There are 21 participating food banks in B.C. and the northern territories. Through the Kraft Food for Families program they all have an opportunity to raise a sizable amount of funds. No food bank in Canada receives government funding and Clearwater and District Food Bank is 100 per cent staffed by volunteers and all monies or foods used are through donations only. Clearwater and District Food Bank must take full advantage of this program.
This is the easiest fundraiser ever! All you have to do is log on to www.kraftfoodforfamilies.ca once a day, every day until Dec. 31 and select Clearwater Food Bank from a drop down menu. For each log-on the food bank receives 50 cents.
Anyone who lives in Canada can participate, so please tell all your friends, family and contacts to log on to www.kraftfoodforfamilies.ca and select Clearwater Food Bank. The program runs from Nov.1 to Dec. 31.
When the program is completed the food bank that has collected the most logons will receive a $5,000 bonus in addition to the money they have already collected.
Food banks need more than just food to feed families. The focus of the Kraft Food for Families program is to address the capacity needs of food banks to help us better serve our communities.
Clearwater and District Food Bank serves the area from Little Fort to Blue River. In the first nine months of 2012, until Sept. 30, this food bank distributed 58 more hampers than the same period of 2011. Approximately 679 monthly hampers have gone out during this time.
The money donated by the community’s involvement in the Kraft Food for Families program includes funding resources such as replacing old equipment such as freezers and so on, should the need arise, as well as for space, storage, gas and vehicles for food pick up and delivery to the food bank. These are an expensive drain on the dollars we need to provide quality food for those in need.
Once again, please log on to www.kraftfoodforfamilies.ca to support Clearwater and District Food Bank. It is free and would make a world of difference to families in need throughout the North Thompson area.
Clearwater and District Food Bank