Rabideau Law Food Drive 2017

 

Rabideau Law’s November Food Drive in support of The FoodBank of Waterloo Region

We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Food Drive from November 1st-27th in support of The FoodBank of Waterloo Region, and in the spirit of GivingTuesday.

What is GivingTuesday?

As stated on the GivingTuesday Waterloo Region website:
“Tuesday, November 28th is GivingTuesday, a day for businesses, individuals, groups and charities to join together to rally for favourite causes, create opportunities and share meaningful experiences. Whether it’s raising awareness, volunteering or fundraising, GivingTuesday is our day to celebrate the importance and impact of giving back.
Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday marks the start of the giving season. What started four years ago in New York is now becoming a global movement that has reached 68 countries. In 2014, Vancouver, Regina, Guelph, Ottawa, and Halifax launched their charitable campaigns. The GivingTuesday Waterloo Region movement began in 2015.”

To work our Food Drive in with GivingTuesday, we will be going to visit The Food Bank on November 28th to deliver the donations we have collected over the month.

Why should you donate?
• The Food Bank serves a Community Food Assistance Network of more than 80 agencies and community food programs. 2,000 meals are served daily by this Network.
• 49% of households seeking assistance are families with children.
• Just $1 will provide 3 meals.
• 215 food hampers are distributed every day.
• Community nutrition workers teach healthy eating and food budgeting skills at 16 different locations.
• 1 in 20 households in Kitchener-Waterloo are hungry.

How can you help?
• Make a donation
$20 will feed a family for 4 days
Tax refunds are available for donations
• Donate food
Most needed items include:
o Canned stews and chili
o Canned meat and fish
o Beans in sauce
o Tomato sauce
o Canned pasta
o Canned soup
o Canned fruit
o Dried beans
o Hot cereals
o Rice

Donations will be accepted at our office, 501-305 King St W, Kitchener.

To make things interesting this year, the office has been split into three teams, each led by one of our lawyers. The two losing lawyers will participate in a lip syncing contest at the end of the food drive which will be posted to our social media! Only food donations will be used towards saving the lawyers, cash donations will be put in a donation jar towards the Food Bank’s new food processing room in their warehouse.

When making your donations, be sure to let us know whether your donation will be going towards saving Geoff, Varun or Roger!

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Kayla at kkompter@rabideaulaw.ca