We are reaching out to you again this year to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in our community, by way of support to the St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank, serving the communities of Ajax-Pickering. Many of us have been touched either directly, family or friends with difficult circumstance (loss of employment, health matters related to COVID or other) resulting in an exponential increase in the past few years in demand for assistance via the food bank to provide for their families.
If you are able to help, kindly consider the following options:
- Donation of food and personal items: Please send email to either rickdsouza (at) rogers.com or fred.dizig (at) bell.net to arrange for convenient pick up; or drop off in the large marked containers inside the front lobby at the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex at 1867 Valley Farm Rd. These large containers will be in place as of Monday November 21
- Monetary donation: Please be sure to make cheques out to “St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank”. Their mailing address is 882 Kingston Rd, Pickering Ontario L1V 1A8. Alternately email rickdsouza (at) rogers.com or fred.dizig (at) bell.net to arrange for convenient pick up. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Kindly include your name and address on your cheque for reference
- E-Transfer: All e-transfers are automatically deposited directly to the food bank’s account. Please forward to email@example.com. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Kindly include your name and address for reference
Some of their most urgent needs at this time include:
|Kraft dinner||2KG bags of granulated sugar||Baked beans|
|Oatmeal||Flour||Canned soup (large and small)|
|Pancake mix||Rice||Dry beans|
|Jams and spreads (Nutella, Cheese whiz)||Pasta sauce||Canned fruit (large and small)|
|Crackers||Canned meats||Fruit cups|
|Granola bars||Canned tuna||Canned vegetables|
|Mens/womens body wash and soap||Diapers||Baby wipes|
|Toothbrushes||Toothpaste||Feminine hygiene products|
Reference their website for a more complete list: St Paul’s on-the-hill Community Food Bank (stpaulsonthehillfoodbank.ca).
All donations (food and monetary) received will be delivered to Lindsey Morrill (Food Bank Director) at St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank at 1537 Pickering Parkway, on December 01 2022. No amount of food or monetary donation is too small. All funds received will be used by the Food Bank team to purchase and distribute much needed items. All our efforts to collect and deliver your donations are strictly on a volunteer basis.
Thank you very much again for your consideration and any support you could offer, by Thursday Dec 01 2022!
We wish you and loved ones the very best of health and happiness, especially during the coming holiday season.
Rick D’Souza & Fred Dizig
Pickering Squash Club