We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Potato Blitz from February 1st-28th in support of House of Friendship.
What is a Potato Blitz?
Over twenty years ago, House of Friendship (HOF) Board Members decided to host a potato blitz in February to help meet the need for potatoes throughout the year in emergency food hampers and program meals. Today, the campaign raises potatoes and donations equivalent to 300,000 pounds of potatoes. Potatoes are used for hampers and meals, and donations are used to buy more potatoes.
This fun campaign kicks off with Don Cameron Potato Night with the Kitchener Rangers, when fans donate money and spuds at the door. It is followed by a one-day Supermarket Blitz on a Saturday at most local grocery stores, where volunteers invite shoppers to donate money and spuds.
And the campaign wraps up with a Community Potato Lunch hosted by HOF, at which guests enjoy a delicious offering of potato dishes (no tickets required – free-will offering accepted), and where we have the opportunity to thank many volunteers and sponsors. Over 200 volunteers roll up their sleeves to help campaign mascots Spuddy and Sweet Potato.
At Rabideau Law we will be acting as a drop-off point for donations, as well as holding our own contest within the office to collect the most potatoes!
Why should you donate?
- House of Friendship’s Charles Street Mens Shelter houses up to 51 men per night
- They send out over 28,000 emergency food hampers to local individuals and families annually
- Over 550 men and women annually turn to House of Friendship’s addiction treatment programs
- Over 120 kids from families living on low-income play, learn and grow at House of Friendship’s summer camp each year.
How can you help?
- Make a donation
Tax refunds are available for donations
- Donate potatoes
Donations will be accepted at our office, 501-305 King St W, Kitchener.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org