How ready are you for Halloween? Halloween is just a few days away and the good news is, you can have a spooky fun time and also help other people through Fare Share. That’s right, although the Thanksgiving food drive have already been ended earlier this week, you’ve got until Halloween to take part in the Oakville's Fare Share Food Drive Program!
What is Fare Share?
The Oakville Fare Share Food Bank is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that has been helping our Town’s families in need since 1988. At present time, the organization is serving about 1200 people belonging to around 350 to 400 families from their facility at 1240 Speers Road, between 3rd Line and 4th Line.
All of the organization’s operations are entirely funded by the generosity and good heart of the Oakville community and thus, they take all efforts necessary to ensure that help goes to those who are truly in need. Every family or individual availing of the food bank’s services are interviewed to make sure that they qualify and are regularly assessed to see if their circumstances are still the same.
How Can You Be A Part of Fare Share?
The majority of the food at the food bank are from Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter food drives, and on-going donations from businesses, schools, supermarket donation bins, and churches. You can choose to send your donations either at the aforementioned places, the organization’s headquarters, or perhaps host your own food drive event. As for monetary donations, they would be issued tax receipts where appropriate.
Volunteers from the Fare Share Food Bank shares that filling up the food bank warehouse this time of the year is very important to prepare for the cold months ahead and to have items until after spring. Of course monetary donations are also welcome. In fact, monetary donations are crucial to the food bank’s operations as shared by Fare Share. They buy perishable food items such as ground beef, fish, chicken, ham, cheese, and fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables with the donated money plus pay for the warehouse’s lease, insurance, and utilities. Some of the money are used to pay for vouchers which are given to less fortunate families with children so they can get items such as eggs and milk at local supermarkets.
The Oakville food bank will be accepting food donation up until the 31st of October in behalf of the community’s less fortunate. Although the majority of donations comes from local groups and schools, you can drop your food donations at the Oakville food bank headquarters at 1240 Speers Rd., unit 6, local grocery stores, Fire stations and even at Solingate Manor’s spook for a cause event.
Join Spook for a Cause
This Halloween, you have a chance to join in the scary fun at Oakville’s haunted house, the spooky Solingate Manor! Resident Todd Wirtz will once again transform his front yard into an eerie out of this world land filled with ghosts, goblins, witches, monsters, and ghouls. Oh, and there would be large bins to collect non-perishable food items for Fare Share, of course.
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